One of five Gain Clean Fuel stations supporting C.A.T.’s growing fleet of CNG trucks
The first compressed natural gas public station in Quebec has opened up to support C.A.T.’s growing fleet of CNG trucks. On Nov. 13, the station was launched during a ceremony lead by representatives from C.A.T., U.S. Venture Gain Fuel Canada, and Gaz Métro, along with local and regional dignitaries.
The partnership involves U.S. Oil’s Canadian division, U.S. Venture Gain Fuel Canada, and its Gain Clean Fuel brand that built and operates the station, and Gaz Métro, the supplier of natural gas to the facility. It’s also part of an earlier agreement that U.S. Oil made a year ago with Quebec-based C.A.T for five Gain Clean Fuel CNG stations to support 100 trucks in the C.A.T. fleet.
“I appreciate the efforts of the Canadian trucking industry to be environmentally responsible. Our transportation system is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, so investments in energy efficiency and more efficient fuels not only help to save money but will also improve the environment for Canadians,” said Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, in a press release.
Gain Clean Station Locations Continue Opening
This CNG station in Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec, is the second of five Gain Clean Fuel station locations to open in partnership with C.A.T. Nearly a third of C.A.T.’s fleet of 350 tractors operates on CNG.
The first station opened in Mississauga, Ontario on Oct. 26, 2015. The other three stations locations will be located in Laredo, Texas; Charlotte, N.C., and Scranton, Penn. These stations are finishing up on construction and will be opening soon.
“This (referring to the Quebec station) is one of the most heavily traveled trucking corridors in all of North America (A-20/H-401) and we look forward to serving not only C.A.T., but other carriers seeking to take advantage of the benefits. We hope this station will encourage other U.S. based carriers to seek new opportunities in Canada,” said Gain Clean Fuel Business Development Manager, Marc-André Paquin, in a press release.
The Coteau-du-Lac location, like all other Gain Clean Fuel stations, has been designed for easy‑access, fast-fill capabilities open for use by other fleets and the general public. They will also offer fleet card acceptance capabilities for trucker convenience.
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Source: Gain Clean Fuel