Two in Oklahoma This Week and Two More This Year,
C-Store Operator Expects At Least Five More Next Year
OnCue Express opened two new compressed natural gas fueling stations in Oklahoma this week and will open two more before year-end. In 2016, the convenience store operator is planning to open at least five. Equipment for the public-access OnCue Express CNG stations is packaged by ANGI Energy.
“These two new stations bring the OnCue CNG infrastructure total to 18 active stations,” CNG market development manager Scott Minton said in a release.
“OnCue Express is pleased to be the largest retail provider of CNG in the state, bringing new infrastructure and fueling opportunities to both urban and rural locations throughout Oklahoma,” said OnCue CEO Jim Griffith.
- OnCue opened a CNG station in Edmond, north of Oklahoma City, on Monday. A single dispenser with two hoses will allow for fills at 10 gasoline gallon equivalents per minute – “faster than most gasoline pumps,” Minton told F&F. The station has twin 250-horsepower dispensers.
- On Tuesday, OnCue opened a heavy duty CNG outlet in Hennessey, farther to the north of Oklahoma City. “This station is designed for semi trucks,” Minton says, with four heavy duty and two light duty lanes, capable of flowing 12 GGEs per minute directly off the compressor.
“This site also boasts a large turning radius, designed for semis or any other type of CNG vehicle to access any dispenser,” Minton says. It too has twin 250-horsepower dispensers.
The next OnCue station for 2015 will be at the new OnCue Express convenience store at I-240 and Sooner Road, in Oklahoma City. It will likewise have twin 250-horsepower dispensers, with four CNG hoses in line with the gasoline and diesel dispensers, but under a separate large canopy.
Fulfilling the Governor’s Vision
Also this year will be a new CNG station at the OnCue Express Truck Stop on I-35, at the Billings exit, in northern Oklahoma. “This location will have two heavy duty dispensers in the diesel lanes and a separate light duty area with two dispensers and four hoses,” says Minton.
“It will complete Governor [Mary] Fallin’s vision and commitment to have a CNG station at least every 100 miles along Oklahoma interstates by 2015.”
The Billings truck stop station will have two compressors, with room reserved for a third, Minton says.
And That’s Not All…
“OnCue is also anxiously anticipating additional infrastructure announcements in the very near future,” CNG infrastructure development manager, Mark Harris said in the Edmond-Hennessey announcement.
OnCue expects to open at least five more CNG fueling outlets in 2016, mostly at new OnCue convenience stores, Minton says.
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