‘Sea of Storage’ to Allow for Smaller Compressors, Developer Says
Oklahoma City-based Ocean’s NG says that its underground storage technology for compressed natural gas fueling stations can help deliver “a fast-fill and full fill experience regardless of access to natural gas supplies.”
An installation at an OnCue Express convenience store in Oklahoma City is said to be the world’s first.
Ocean’s CNG storage and delivery system “will transition the industry from high-powered, high-output compressors to more economical and efficient smaller compressors,” the company says.
“This breakthrough overcomes challenges associated with fueling compressed natural gas vehicles in non-industrial, urban areas with residential gas pressures and supply.”
‘Making CNG a Primary Fuel’
“This new design will reduce the impact on the electrical grid and natural gas delivery systems, reduce maintenance cost for station owners and provide a fast, full fill for every customer,” Ocean’s NG founder Ron Mercer said in a release.
“We believe that our storage system is a key element in making CNG a primary fuel for the domestic transportation sector,” said.
The firm estimates savings of up to 10¢ per equivalent gallon from reduced electricity and maintenance costs.
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Source: Ocean’s NG with Fleets & Fuels follow-up