Piedmont Natural Gas has opened a new public compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Hickory, North Carolina. The company says it is a sign of growing demand as more companies are choosing to convert their commercial fleets to clean, affordable natural gas. It is the company’s 11th branded CNG station.
The Hickory station, located near the junction of Interstate 40 and U.S. 321, adds to Piedmont Natural Gas’s growing CNG refueling network throughout its service territory of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. For a map showing these public CNG refueling facilities, visit piedmontng.com.
The station is open to commercial fleet vehicles and the general public. The station accepts all major fleet cards and all major credit cards, and the layout of the station allows for easy access for large trucks.
“Piedmont has a strong commitment to sustainable business practices and reducing our impact on the environment,” said Karl Newlin, senior vice president and chief commercial officer for natural gas operations for Piedmont’s parent company, Duke Energy. “As part of that commitment, we’re doing our part to promote the use of natural gas vehicles by helping to build out a network of public refueling facilities.”
Piedmont Natural Gas , a member of NGVAmerica, has converted 38 percent of its own fleet to run on CNG and expects that number to grow.
Source: Duke Energy