‘Bringing CNG Fueling to the Mainstream’ at a New Circle K Store
Pennsylvania’s VNG.Co has opened its second compressed natural gas outlet in Houston, a public access facility at a new Circle K store north of the city. CNG is offered at a promotional price of 99¢ per GGE.
“Our addition of this high quality location to our Houston retail CNG fueling network demonstrates the future of CNG fueling and we invite fleets and consumers in the area to experience it today,” VNG COO Robert Friedman said in a release.
The new Houston station “is part of a multi-city public access fueling station development program in major U.S. markets to provide a convenient, safe and familiar CNG fueling experience for drivers of light duty vehicles such as pickups, vans and passenger cars,” VNG says, noting that “light-duty vehicles purchase as much as 75% of the fuel sold in the country.
Lots of Potential
“We are very excited to be working with Circle K, a leading national convenience and fuel retailer, in bringing CNG fueling to the mainstream and support the development of NGVs in Texas and throughout the nation,” Friedman said.
The Houston station has a JW Power CNG design with Wayne dispenser and consumer-friendly TK-17 fueling nozzles by Weh.
VNG notes that there are more than 3,300 Circle K stores in the U.S. and more than 4,000 international locations.
The Circle K-hosted VNG station was funded in part by the State of Texas via TCEQ, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. It’s the company’s second in Houston and third in Texas. VNG’s first CNG outlet opened at a BP gasoline station in Philadelphia exactly one year ago (F&F, September 9, 2014), and the firm plans to open a fifth outlet, at an Andy’s convenience store north of Milwaukee, on October 1.
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Source: VNG.co with Fleets & Fuels follow-up