“We are pleased at Love’s to join with Chesapeake Energy to add CNG fueling stations at a time when demand is growing for natural gas as a transportation fuel in Oklahoma,” said Jenny Love Meyer, Love’s director of communications. “Every year more companies are converting their fleets to run on CNG. Chesapeake’s decision to convert its entire 4,500-vehicle fleet to CNG last year added important momentum. We are seeing commercial and consumer interest in CNG continuing to rise. At Love’s, we want to be sure we meet the needs of our diverse customer base by offering a variety of fueling options, which now includes CNG at a growing number of our locations in Oklahoma.”
“Love’s is a tremendous partner with us,” commented Taylor Shinn, senior director of corporate development at Chesapeake. “They are a category leader in the commercial and leisure travel stop and convenience store industry with a growing national presence. Like us, they are Oklahoma-based with a keen interest in supporting Oklahoma businesses and the state’s economy.”
In 2009, Oklahoma enacted alternative fuel legislation, spurring an increase in the number of public CNG fueling stations across the state. In the past two years, the number of public CNG stations in Oklahoma has increased from 26 to 43.
Source: Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores.