Third Station Serves Houston Metro and other Fleets
Freedom CNG held a grand opening today for its third Houston-area compressed natural gas fueling station. The new outlet in the Pinto Business Park west of Interstate-45 near the Beltway 8 interchange serves both private and public fleets, including Houston Metro.
The north Houston station has three NG300 compressors and four dual-sided Gilbarco dispensers in an ENGI Energy package.
The Houston area has 15 CNG stations. Freedom operates three of them, helping support approximately 2,000 area natural gas vehicles.
‘We’ve Barely Scratched the Surface’
“When it comes to encouraging the adoption of compressed natural gas for local fleet vehicles, we’ve barely scratched the surface,” Freedom’s Bill Winters said in a release.
“Opening more fueling stations is critical to convincing fleet owners to adopt compressed natural gas to replace their diesel trucks,” Winters said. “Once they are confident that their trucks can access fueling stations around town, then CNG adoption will accelerate significantly.”
‘Far Greater Pricing Predictability’
CNG prices have remained flat for the last three years, the firm adds, “creating far greater pricing predictability for fleet managers.”
Besides Houston Metro, Freedom CNG customers include Houston Distributing, Metro, Swift Transportation, Williams Energy, Waste Connections, AT&T, Oak Farms, Air Products, Frito Lay, Texas Department of Transportation, Republic Waste, Waste Corporation of America, Argos Concrete, Silver Eagle Distributors, Waste Management, Matera Paper, DXI, Apple Towing, CenterPoint Energy, Sprint Waste Services, and NOVUS Wood Group.
Freedom CNG says it established its new north Houston fueling station in cooperation with CenterPoint Energy Services, the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Pinto Business Park and the Greenspoint Business District.
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Source: Freedom CNG with Fleets & Fuels follow-up