Dallas Firm Reports Pacts with GreenField and Jones & Frank
AmericaCNG is looking far beyond plans for 48 compressed natural gas fueling stations in Texas disclosed earlier this year (F&F Strategies, February 27).
The Dallas-based firm has reported an agreement for Raleigh, N.C.-based Jones & Frank to manage construction of 400 natural gas vehicle fueling stations in the coming year, using equipment from GreenField Compression, a unit of Atlas-Copco which relocated from Dallas to Houston this past January, opening a 96,000-square-foot facility there.
AmericaCNG is targeting truck stop and other locations.
Some of the outlets are to handle liquefied natural gas as well as CNG, AmericaCNG says.
“The stations will be placed in strategic locations throughout the U.S. interstate highway system to support the burgeoning trend” toward adoption of CNG and LNG as alternative vehicle fuels, states a May 1 release.
“The 400 AmericaCNG fueling stations are planned to be opening during a six-month period from the fourth quarter of this year through the first quarter of 2013. Target customers include trucking companies, local return-to-base fleets and transit authorities.
“The U.S. has been lagging far behind the rest of the world in the deployment of natural gas vehicles and that is changing dramatically,” AmericaCNG says. The Texas company aims to help change that. It offers vehicle conversions in addition to its plans for fueling, and is interested in furthering the U.S. production of CNG fuel tanks, possibly via a joint venture with a foreign producer.
Glenn Farley is AmericaCNG president and CEO.
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