Bulk carrier Evergreen Transport, LLC has partnered with U.S. Oil for the construction of a GAIN® Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) station to be located near Birmingham, Alabama. U.S. Oil currently operates nine GAIN stations, and has an additional 12 new GAIN Clean Fuel stations under construction. With a goal of building 50 CNG stations nationwide in the next two years, U.S. Oil is meeting the growing demand in the U.S. from carriers seeking to take advantage of CNG’s benefits.
The new station will be located at 8278 Highway 25 in Calera, Alabama, just south of Birmingham. The GAIN station will support Evergreen Transport’s initial conversion of 12 trucks to CNG, with the potential to convert additional trucks in the next several years. When completed, the new location will be open 24 hours a day and will be available for use by other trucking companies and approved fleets.
David Wildberger, President of Evergreen Transport, cites the ability to build the new CNG fueling station at an existing Evergreen facility as one of the principal reasons for the partnership. “GAIN’s flexibility in siting the facility where it’s most advantageous to our fleet was key to moving forward with our partnership,” said Wildberger.
One of the advantages for fleets converting to CNG is that it is much more cost-effective than diesel fuel, with savings of more than $2 per gallon. Additionally, the reduced carbon emissions are better for the environment when compared to diesel fuel and CNG is a domestically-produced product.
(Source: GAIN Clean Fuel)