Port-Hosted Facility in Fort Pierce to Be First of Many
CNG Energy has disclosed plans for a compressed natural gas fueling station in Fort Pierce, Fla., south of Vero Beach, that’s to be the first of many.
The company says it has a contract with the local utility to bring a four-inch natural gas line to the site at the Port Consolidated truck stop off Interstate 95. Construction is to commence in June.
The “Opis” branded station will be the only public CNG station in the area, American CNG Energy says: “The next closest public CNG refueling center is approximately 90 miles south in Pompano Beach which just so happens to be another Opis station,” states a release.
Florida Is Moving Forward
The Fort Pierce outlet will thus be the company’s second.
“Florida is not far from having the necessary infrastructure that will allow truck fleets to travel the entire state without the fear of running out of CNG,” American CNG Energy CEO Julio Macedo says in the release.
“Our new CNG station is just another step towards that mission,” he said.
At Least 20 More Stations Planned
“The market for CNG is continuing to grow as more and more truck fleets are converting to cleaner alternative fuels,” Macedo said. “We plan to further this movement by expanding our CNG business drastically within the next five years, with plans to build over 20 more stations throughout Florida, Georgia, Texas and California.”
The announcement notes further that American CNG’s operating partner, Jeff Greene of Wise Gas, has been actively building CNG stations across Florida and Georgia. The Fort Pierce station will become the eleventh he has built.
American CNG Energy is the capital partner and holding company for Opis Energy, the name brand label for American CNG Energy’s fueling outlets.
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Source: American CNG Energy with Fleets & Fuels follow-up