Major Retail Fuel Providers are Driving Fast-Fill CNG Station Development across the United States
ANGI Energy Systems, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gilbarco Veeder-Root, says that within the company’s commercial fuel customer base, multiple retail fuel providers are expected to open public fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Q4 2015.
“In the United States, direct CNG infrastructure development has remained active despite the current volatility in oil prices,” says Jared Hightower, Vice President of Sales for ANGI. “In addition to the environmental and energy security advantages, many fleets still recognize that the price stability of compressed natural gas offers dividends well beyond next quarter. Infrastructure providers see the benefit of CNG too. We’re especially proud of our retail partners who are adding CNG to their fueling stations.”
In the Southern corridor, OnCue Express, a chain of more than 50 convenience stores and truck stops located throughout Oklahoma, has made a significant, long-term commitment to offer fast-fill CNG fueling at strategically located stations in this region. They currently have 18 CNG locations, and will soon be adding two additional stations, the OnCue Express Truck Stop on I-35 at the Billings exit and the new OnCue Express Convenience Store at I-240 and Sooner Rd. in Oklahoma City.
On the Eastern seaboard, Sunoco commissioned ANGI equipment and successfully reopened its Sunoco APlus fueling station and convenience store at the Pittsburgh International Airport. In addition to this location, Sunoco integrated CNG into their New Stanton Travel Plaza on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. They are currently in the process of installing a third CNG station in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania off I-79, exit 43 on PA-519 South. Sunoco markets motor fuels through retail outlets in 26 U.S. states.
Wawa Inc., one of the largest convenience store and retail fueling chains in the Mid-Atlantic region, has partnered with South Jersey Gas to introduce CNG to the Wawa network. Their first joint project fast-fill station will soon come online in Paulsboro, New Jersey.
(Source: Gilbarco Veeder-Root)