New Station in El Campo Said First Between Houston and Corpus Christi
Apache’s new compressed natural gas fueling outlet in El Campo is the first between Houston and Corpus Christi, Apache says. The energy producer and natural gas vehicles advocate added two CNG dispensers at a conventional fueling station operated by United Ag, a cooperative serving the agricultural communities of the Texas Gulf Coast.
The station is about 80 miles southwest of Houston on U.S. Highway 59.
“The CNG station in El Campo is now open to serve the public as well as our Apache vehicles and other area fleets,” Frank Chapel, Apache’s director of natural gas transportation fuels, said in a release. “This station is also quite strategic as it is currently the only public-access CNG station between Corpus Christi and Houston.”
The El Campo station brings the number of public-access CNG stations operated by Apache to seven. In all, the company operates 19 CNG fueling stations in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana to support its fleet of natural gas-powered vehicles.
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Apache allows other fleets to fuel at its 12 private CNG stations through bulk sales agreements. The company has signed commercial sales agreements with 11 companies and is actively marketing to new customers.
United Ag, which provides its members with services related to crop production, handling, processing and merchandising, plans to add four new CNG pickup trucks to its fleet, Apache says.
In a similar partnership, Apache has a partnership earlier this year to add CNG fueling dispensers at Stripes convenience stores in Texas (F&F, November 28, 2012). Two Apache public-access CNG stations are open at Stripes fueling stations in Midland.
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Source: Apache Corp with Fleets & Fuels follow-up