Busy Westbound Plaza East of Pittsburgh Is Turnpike’s First
The Pennsylvania Turnpike and Sunoco offer compressed natural gas for trucks and cars at the Turnpike service plaza at New Stanton, east of Pittsburgh. There is a CNG dispenser primarily for cars located with the gasoline pumps, and another for trucks with the diesel pumps. updated February 9
A third dispenser is “outside the fence” – supplying CNG to drivers not on the turnpike.
“It’s our first one and a pilot,” says Turnpike facilities boss Jack Christensen.
LNG Was Considered
The New Stanton plaza, which serves Pittsburgh-bound traffic headed west, was chosen for its high volume of truck traffic.
Sunoco and the Turnpike tapped ANGI Energy for the CNG station.
Turnpike authorities opted for CNG after initially evaluating LNG (F&F, September 10, 2012) for the 360-mile, 17-plaza system.
Since opening in November, some 15,000 equivalent gallons of CNG fuel have been sold at New Stanton, Christensen told F&F.
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Source: Pennsylvania Turnpike with Fleets & Fuels follow-up