Kwik Trip Inc., a privately owned convenience store chain based in Wisconsin, has planned its next series of locations for the continued development of alternative fueling infrastructure for natural gas vehicles. Construction has begun on some sites, and Kwik Trip plans to add 11 stations to the current group of nine that are already offering compressed natural gas (CNG). In addition to the CNG infrastructure, Kwik Trip is developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) corridor that will run from the Twin Cities to the Wisconsin-Illinois border.
Kwik Trip has committed to developing a functional CNG fueling infrastructure throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. The company plans to open new CNG fueling in the following locations during the spring and summer of 2013: Grand Chute, Wis.; Oshkosh Wis.; Eagan, Minn.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Verona Wis.; St. Michael, Minn.; Mankato, Minn.; Mauston, Wis.; Baldwin, Wis.; Janesville, Wis.; and Albert Lea, Minn.
Kwik Trip Inc. has committed to switching its entire fleet of vehicles to natural gas operation. Since deploying its first natural gas fleet vehicles in June 2012, Kwik Trip has driven them more than 1 million miles and displaced 165,195 gallons of diesel fuel. The company joined the US National Clean Fleets Partnership in 2013.
(Source: US DOE Clean Cities)