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Sparq Tackles CNG Market in Louisiana

November 6, 2014 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Revamp of Existing Baton Rouge Outlet Is First Step:
Two More Stations Contracted, Half a Dozen Planned

Oklahoma City-based Sparq Natural Gas is moving into Louisiana, starting with an overhaul of an existing compressed natural gas fueling facility in Baton Rouge. The firm also has contracts for CNG at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport and at Haughton in the northwest Louisiana, and has identified approximately half a dozen other sites.

Sparq Natural Gas is to overhaul this Lavigne Oil CNG station on South Choctaw Drive in Baton Rouge.

Sparq Natural Gas is to overhaul this Lavigne Oil CNG station on South Choctaw Drive in Baton Rouge.

At the existing Lavigne Oil Company CNG station in Baton Rouge, Sparq will replace old compressors and dispensers, using equipment from ANGI Energy and ANGI parent Gilbarco (Encore dispensers), CP Industries and PSB. Engineering is by the Valley Civil Design Group and construction by NGV Fleet Partners.

“By doubling the existing compression on site, customers will immediately realize the cost savings benefits of compressed natural gas, at a site they are used to fueling and utilizing,” Sparq CEO Norman Herrera said in a release.

The Lavigne station may be old, but there's a strong argument for CNG fuel.

The Lavigne station may be old, but there’s a strong argument for CNG fuel.

Louisiana Advantages

“Sparq’s commitment to provide a modern faster fill stems from our experience in what customers want: lower priced fuel, at a convenient setting, produced right here at home in Louisiana,” he said.

Louisiana, says Herrera, is “a state where the industry enjoys strong government support, oil and gas industry relationships, and significant goods movement.”

“Sparq will be well-positioned to accelerate the market for natural gas vehicles,” he told F&F. Sparq sees “increasing customer demand from across all sectors including telecommunications, food delivery, construction, refuse, and energy services customers.”

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Source: Sparq Natural Gas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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