‘A Functional CNG Fueling Infrastructure’ in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa
The Upper Midwest C-store operator and alternative fuels pioneer Kwik Trip now boasts a network of 28 compressed natural gas fueling stations. The newest additions are in Davenport, Iowa and in Lake Mills and Eau Claire, Wisc.
Kwik Trip opened its first CNG location in April 2012 “and has since then continued to develop a functional CNG fueling infrastructure throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa,” states a release.
Kwik Trip, a privately held company, has expanded its fuel offerings using its own internal resources and expertise.
‘A Better, More Affordable Fueling Solution’
“By bringing natural gas to the market, Kwik Trip has positioned itself to provide a better, more affordable fueling solution to the public,” states a release. Kwik Trip’s own distribution fleet, Convenience Transportation, runs a fleet of 65 natural gas-fueled Class 8 vehicles, “with plans to continue the conversion of the entire fleet.”
Kwik Trip also operates 42 light duty NGVs.
Kwik Trip’s Wisconsin CNG locations are in La Crosse (two), Sturtevant, Oshkosh (two), Baldwin, Wausau, Waukesha, Janesville, Sheboygan, Appleton, Verona, Menomonie, Lake Mills, Plover, Oak Creek, De Pere, and Eau Claire.
14 More This Year
The firm’s Minnesota stations are in Rochester, Minnesota City, Owatonna, Mankato, Eagan and St. Michael; and its Iowa locations are Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Davenport.
An additional 14 CNG sites will open in the fall of 2014, including Superior, Fond du Lac and Windsor in Wisconsin, and Austin, Minn.
Kwik Trip has more than 400 convenience store locations in the three states.
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Source: Kwik Trip with Fleets & Fuels follow-up