American Natural Gas (ANG), a U.S. distributor of alternative motor fuels, has increased its compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station count in the state of Arkansas to three following the acquisition this week of Krug Energy’s public compressed natural gas station in Searcy, Arkansas. In May, ANG acquired two other Arkansas CNG fueling stations from an affiliate of Southwestern Energy Company, in Conway and Damascus.
With the acquisition of the Searcy station, ANG also signed a long-term fueling agreement with Triple Transport Inc., an established Arkansas-based hauling and transportation company.
The CNG station features redundant high-performance compressors, over 600 PSI of inlet pressure, ample buffer storage, and three dispensers suited to fuel both personal vehicles and heavy-duty, commercial tractors. Service at the station will remain uninterrupted as ownership and operations responsibilities shift to ANG.
“With approximately 800,000 gallons fueled in 2015, this station is one of the top performing sites in the country,” said Drew West, Chief Executive Officer of ANG.
“Krug Energy welcomes ANG to Searcy and is looking forward to their expertise in bringing this CNG station to its full potential,” said Rush Krug, President of Krug Energy and Triple Transport. “This deal is a win-win for both parties and gives us the opportunity to focus on our core business. CNG remains a smart business and environmental decision and we intend to fuel our vehicles with it for years to come.”
Last week, ANG opened a public-access CNG station in Gates, New York, a suburb of Rochester, in close proximity to I-590, I-490, regional distribution centers and the Greater Rochester International Airport. This station was built around cold weather-reliable systems, including 400 HP Cobey Energy compressors and a Xebec dryer.
According to calculations by the US Environmental Protection Agency, switching vehicles from gasoline to CNG can reduce carbon monoxide emission by 90-97 percent, carbon dioxide emission by 25 percent, nitrogen oxide emissions by 35-60 percent, and lessen toxic and carcinogenic pollutants. Overall costs to operate heavy-duty trucks on CNG are significantly less than running the same trucks on gasoline or diesel fuel.
(Source: American Natural Gas)