CNGas, which specializes in retail CNG fueling stations and bi-fuel vehicle conversions, and Nopetro, natural gas fueling infrastructure provider in Florida, have signed a strategic alliance to expand CNG fueling facilities throughout Florida’s south east county of Miami-Dade. CNGas used the opportunity to celebrate the grand opening of the first public consumer CNG fueling station in Miami-Dade, located in Miami Gardens.
The CNG industry is at its fledgling stages in Miami-Dade. The County will soon put out an RFP with the goal of changing their bus fleet and other commercial vehicles to CNG, which is cheaper (on average, $1.50/less), much healthier for the environment, and reduces noise pollution as the vehicles are exponentially quieter than traditional diesel trucks.
The new fast fill CNG facility is 30,000 square feet in size, and capable of fueling four vehicles simultaneously. With proven expertise in developing successful CNG fueling infrastructure projects, Nopetro will support CNGas by contributing its CNG fuel marketing and operational expertise, and proven strategies to help grow third party sales at the stations. CNGas will provide bi-fuel and hybrid CNG vehicle conversions of existing commercial fleets for both companies.
“While both of our companies are industry innovators,” said Jorge Herrera, CEO of Nopetro, “the clientele each company is pursuing compliments each other since Nopetro is looking at large commercial fleets, such as public buses, garbage trucks and school buses, while CNGas’s market is small to medium-sized commercial vehicles. We look forward to working collectively with CNGas to service all CNG vehicles, and ultimately develop a world- class network of fueling facilities for the County.”
Nopetro currently owns and operates a full-service CNG fueling facility on the East Coast, located in Tallahassee, Florida. Also, Nopetro was recently awarded two other CNG fueling infrastructure projects, one for Osceola County and the other for the Charlotte County Public School District.
“We’re extremely proud of this new alliance,” adds CNGas CEO Charles Wainer. “With the combined expertise and scope of both of our companies, we are confident that we will genuinely help further this emerging industry.”