Bestway Express Is the Anchor Tenant at New Corridor Station
Kentucky Fleet Using D2G Upfits to Augment 35 NGVs in Indiana
American Natural Gas is building a new compressed natural gas station in Georgetown, Ky. with Bestway Express as anchor tenant. The station will be available for use by other carriers and the public and is expected to open in November of this year, ANG said Thursday. updated August 24
The new station will have three fueling lanes and three card-reading Bennett dispensers fed by a pair of Cobey compressors with Xebec drying. Columbia Gas is to provide a high pressure pipeline feed.
The new ANG station is being built off of Interstate 75 north of Lexington and the I-64 interchange. Local businesses include a Days Inn, Motel 6, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Pilot Travel Center and Pilot Truck Care Center, and Leggett & Platt.
‘Changing the Availability of Alternative Fuels’
ANG is responsible for building, owning, and operating the station, which will be the first public access CNG facility in Georgetown.
“This is a milestone for ANG,” CEO Drew West says in the Georgetown announcement. “By partnering with Bestway on this station, we are changing the availability of alternative fuels in the area… this location will expand the network of CNG available for trucking lanes running through Kentucky.”
Diesel 2 Gas in Kentucky
“We’re committed to reducing emissions, our carbon footprint, and our dependency on foreign oil,” Bestway Express maintenance director Will McCormick says in the release. “Our continued relationship with ANG, and this new station, is another step toward meeting our goals.”
Bestway is starting in Kentucky with ten CNG-diesel dual fuel trucks with Diesel 2 Gas upfits. “Eventually we plan to grow to 30 trucks in that area,” he told F&F.
“Currently we are operating 35 CNG trucks in our Vincennes location” (in Indiana), McCormick says. Bestway operates some 250 trucks overall. D2G specializes in conversion of Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines to dual fuel operation (F&F, May 27, 2014).
‘Win-Win,’ Says the Governor
“This CNG station is a win-win-win for Kentucky,” said Governor Steve Beshear. “It helps strengthen our economy, improves our environment and supports our energy strategy. It’s an opportunity that makes sense.”
ANG will accept major credit cards, Voyager, Wright Express/WEX, and other leading fleet cards. It will also offer a Fleet Fuel Savings Program.
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Source: American Natural Gas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up