Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc., an energy services company based in Charlotte NC, is responding to increased demand for natural gas fuel by the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It says the development is a sign of growing demand as more companies choose clean, affordable natural gas to fuel their fleets of cars and trucks.
Replacing the company’s existing Fayetteville station, the new facility is located near I-95 to provide easy access for trucks and other long-haul carriers. The station also is adjacent to Piedmont’s LEED-eligible operations and customer care center, which opened in 2017.
“Piedmont is committed to sustainable business practices, and we are doing our part to help make CNG more widely available as an alternative fuel source,” said Karl Newlin, senior vice president and chief commercial officer for natural gas operations for Piedmont’s parent company, Duke Energy. “By replacing our existing station in Fayetteville, we’re now able to better serve our customers and help even more companies lower their carbon footprint by making this fuel source available.”
Fleet Transition to CNG
Piedmont has converted approximately 40 percent of its own fleet to natural gas vehicles and expects that percentage to continue to grow. In 2017 alone, Piedmont’s CNG business grew by almost 25 percent, and together, Piedmont and its CNG customers displaced more than 6 million gallons of gasoline and diesel.
The station, designed with fast-fill technology, is part of the company’s network of publicly accessible stations, with seven stations in North Carolina, three locations in South Carolina, and one location in Tennessee. To view a map that shows all 11 of Piedmont’s public CNG refueling facilities and the current price of CNG, visit piedmontng.com/vehiclesandfueling.
This is the second new CNG refueling location the company has announced in a year’s time.
Source: Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. – a member of NGVAmerica and associate member of NGV Global