‘Additional Access to Gain CNG for Our Partner Fleets,’ Says U.S. Gain
Four O Ring CNG Fuel Systems stations in Pennsylvania are to be re-branded as O Ring CNG / Gain Clean Fuel outlets and incorporated into the Gain Clean Fuel network of compressed natural gas fueling facilities, the companies said this week.
“The O Ring CNG sites are strategically located along significant carrier routes and, with Gain Clean Fuel’s agreements with carriers operating in the Northeast, we are able to provide additional access to Gain CNG for our partner fleets,” U.S. Gain GM Bill Renz said in a release. “It’s truly a win-win for everyone.”
O Ring CNG says its station support natural gas vehicles operated by an estimated 75 fleets.
More O Ring Stations to Come
The O Ring CNG stations are in in Brookville and DuBois along Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania. Two sites are along Interstate 80, A third is on I-70 in Bentleyville, just south of Pittsburgh, and the fourth is on on Route 119 in Punxsutawney.
In addition, according to the announcement, O Ring has several more CNG stations slated for completion in 2015 and 2016.
With the new alliance, Gain Clean Fuel will have a total of 43 stations in operation or under construction throughout the United States.
Pennsylvania All the Way
“The partnership also enables O Ring CNG to leverage Gain Clean Fuel’s CNG stations for use with its partner carriers,” states the release. “Gain will benefit from O Ring CNG’s presence as a regionally trusted, award-winning industry leader in the alternative fuel market and it’s extensive existing and planned infrastructure expansion within the Northeast.”
The partnership maintains O Ring’s strategy of “creating local opportunities for the benefit of Pennsylvania and extending outward,” said O Ring CEO Robert Beatty.
“A vital part of our business model is to use local talent and resources in every aspect of our operations to the greatest extent possible,” Beatty said. “O Ring CNG stations begin by using Pennsylvania produced and supplied natural gas, and then use local equipment manufacturers and vendors, local sub-contractors, engineers and professionals to build, operate, and maintain our stations.”
“This opportunity opens the door for us to serve Gain Clean Fuel’s partner carriers while meeting the needs of the fleets with whom we’ve already partnered,” he said. “We are able to accomplish this goal without compromising our core company values and also respecting the missions of the industry organizations we support.”
Like Gain Clean Fuel’s CNG outlets, all O Ring stations provide easy-access, fast-fill capabilities. They are public access, accept fleet cards for truck convenience, “and have proven reliability to ensure that fleets have a consistent fuel source.”
Gain’s goal is to have more than 100 CNG stations in operation in the next two years. “We have a clear mission,” said Renz. “We’re excited about this partnership as it allows us to continue that mission.”
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Source: U.S. Oil-Gain Clean Fuel with Fleets & Fuels follow-up