Gilbarco Veeder-Root Unit Reports Steady CNG Station Growth
Gasoline prices may be down, but major retail fuel providers are driving fast-fill compressed natural gas station development across the country, says ANGI Energy, which reported Monday that multiple retail fuel providers are slated to open public fast-fill CNG stations during the fourth quarter.
“In the United States, direct CNG infrastructure development has remained active despite the current volatility in oil prices,” ANGI sales VP Jared Hightower said in a release.
“In addition to the environmental and energy security advantages, many fleets still recognize that the price stability of compressed natural gas offers dividends well beyond next quarter,” he said.
OnCue and Sunoco
“Infrastructure providers see the benefit of CNG too. We’re especially proud of our retail partners who are adding CNG to their fueling stations.”
ANGI notes that in the Southern corridor, OnCue Express, a chain of more than 50 convenience stores and truck stops located throughout Oklahoma, has made a significant, long-term commitment to offer fast-fill CNG fueling at strategically located stations in this region. OnCue currently has 18 CNG locations, and will be adding CNG fueling at the OnCue Express Truck Stop on I-35 at the Billings exit and the new OnCue Express Convenience Store at I-240 and Sooner Rd. in Oklahoma City, ANGI says.
On the Eastern seaboard, Sunoco commissioned ANGI equipment and successfully reopened its Sunoco APlus fueling station and convenience store at the Pittsburgh International Airport. In addition to this location, ANGI says, Sunoco integrated CNG into the New Stanton Travel Plaza on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and is installing a third CNG station in Canonsburg, Pa.
Sunoco markets motor fuels through retail outlets in 26 states, and has more than 650 APlus branded convenience stores.
Additionally, ANGI reports, Wawa Inc., one of the largest convenience store and retail fueling chains in the Mid-Atlantic region, has partnered with South Jersey Gas to introduce CNG. Their first joint project fast-fill station will be of Interstate 295 in Paulsboro, N.J.
ANGI Energy Systems was acquired by multinational fuel dispenser manufacturer Gilbarco Veeder-Root last year (F&F, June 6, 2014).
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Source: ANGI Energy with Fleets & Fuels follow-up