TruStar Energy, a U.S. major developer of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations, has opened a company-owned public CNG fueling station close to several major fleets, as well as a heavy traffic corridor, at Fort Myers, Florida. The 24/7 CNG fast-fill station is capable of fueling several hundred vehicles a day. This station also serves as a midpoint between Tampa and Fort Lauderdale for fleets travelling the I-75 corridor.
“Florida already has a high volume of CNG vehicles on the road today, and even with low diesel prices, we continue to see more fleets switching to CNG from diesel. CNG is cleaner, domestically produced and abundant, and resistant to price volatility,” said Adam Comora, President of TruStar Energy.
Last year, TruStar Energy embarked on an accelerated strategy to open company-owned public CNG stations along high-traffic U.S. corridors, opening its first CNG station in Orlando, Florida, in mid 2015. Other TruStar Energy-owned public fueling stations were opened inTulsa, OK; Houston, TX; and Lafayette, LA.
Designed for future expansion and to provide easy access for commercial fleets, the new Fort Myers TruStar Energy CNG station has four traffic lanes and two dual-hose fast-fill fueling pumps. The station accepts commercial fuel cards such as Comdata or Fuelman, as well as all major credit cards.
Able to dispense 11.6 GGE per minute of fuel, the station currently includes two Ariel JGQ300—250 HP compressors, each generating 736 scfm of gas; one PBS dryer and two ANGI fast-fill dispensers.
“Once again, Ariel is pleased to be the trusted compressor provider for another TruStar Energy and ANGI Energy Systems project. Thank you to TruStar Energy and ANGI for once again recognizing and trusting that Ariel compressors offer industry-leading, world standard quality, unparalleled customer service, and the longest warranty in the industry,” said Brad Couch, CNG Business Development Manager for Ariel Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of reciprocating natural gas compressors.
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. Plus, fleets that run on CNG have lower exhaust and carbon emissions compared to diesel and gasoline. Also, natural gas engines have an average of 80 percent to 90 percent lower decibel levels than diesel engines.
(Source: TruStar Energy)