CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY FIRST COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS STATION

CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY FIRST COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS STATION

By Floyd Miller

 

 

 

IN SWEETWATER, TEXASCHICAGO, Sept.16, 2014 – amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG™, today announced that construction has begun on the first public access compressed natural gas station in the city of Sweetwater, Texas. Located at 9409 S I-20 Frontage Rd., the amp Trillium station will service Class-8 trucks as well as any CNG vehicle. It will be the fourth of seven public fueling stations to be built as part of a previously announced agreement with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers to convert a portion of their diesel fleets to CNG-powered trucks. The station is set to open in late October.Directly en route for drivers heading west out of Dallas and Fort Worth and south from Lubbock, the amp Trillium station will fill a major CNG fueling void in this area of the state. Three Class-8 trucks will be able to fuel simultaneously at 10-12 GGE per minute. The station will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will accept all major credit cards.“We’re excited to have broken ground in Sweetwater for our fifth CNG station in Texas,” said Steve Josephs, P.E., Director of Engineering and Co-Founder of ampCNG. “This is a superb strategic location, both for fleets traveling I-20 and for serving the state’s agricultural and oil field industries. This addition to our network of Ultra Fast-Fill CNG stations will allow us to provide this inexpensive, clean and domestic fuel to more heavy trucking fleets seeking the benefits of switching from diesel to CNG.“Our community is excited to have an amp Trillium CNG station on I-20 in Sweetwater,” said Ken Becker, executive director of Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development . “The availability of CNG on I-20 in will enhance the opportunity for commercial travelers to switch to a cleaner burning fuel for their transportation needs.”The joint venture is set to bring three additional stations to Texas within the next six months. amp Trillium stations in Amarillo, Waco and Harrold opened earlier this summer. CNG is domestic, abundant and about 40% less expensive than diesel. It reduces dependence on foreign oil and has significant environmental benefits. Because it is the cleanest burning fossil fuel, CNG cars and trucks require less vehicle maintenance and enjoy a longer engine life. Given these benefits, the long-term savings far outweigh the incremental costs associated with converting to CNG.