TruStar Energy, a developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in the U.S., says it has completed 41 stations for public and private use, almost doubling the number of CNG stations from 2014, and bringing total completed stations by the company to 120. The demand for public and private CNG-fueling stations by fleet owners and operators across the nation is continuing to increase because the lower carbon fuel delivers more stable pricing, is a cleaner fuel than diesel and can still provide an attractive ROI for certain applications.
Lack of a US-wide CNG fueling infrastructure remains a challenge to wider adoption of CNG in the trucking industry.
“Despite the low price of oil, the transition to CNG still makes environmental and financial sense for many fleet owners,” said Adam Comora, President of TruStar Energy. “We are seeing strong demand for CNG fueled vehicles and fueling stations in the refuse industry because of the financial benefits and by municipalities where sustainability is of paramount importance. With the right application, larger corporations that operate their own fleets are beginning to shift to CNG because the economics can still be supported and the abundant, domestically produced fuel shields them from the volatility of diesel prices.”
TruStar lists the advantages of using natural gas technology and fuel:
- CNG is insulated from price volatility of diesel and gas that comes from international conflicts and events, which in recent years has been responsible for dramatic price fluctuations.
- CNG-powered engines produce 30 percent less greenhouse gases, and do not need the costly exhaust after treatment devices and DEF fluid required for diesel engines.
- Natural gas engines also have an average of 80 to 90 percent lower decibel level than diesel engines.
“With decades of experience in trucking and fueling, the company’s professionals are experts at designing and building CNG fueling stations that are ready on time, on budget and are swiftly profitable for their owners,” said Scott Edelbach, General Manager of TruStar Energy.
TruStar Energy sees another strong year of construction revenue growth ahead despite record low oil prices, as it continues the roll out of a national service platform.
(Source: TruStar Energy)