Trillium CNG is expanding its compressed natural gas fueling network, with plans to build 101 public access Class 8 accessible CNG stations in 29 states by 2016. The site locations are based on customers' demands that CNG stations be built near their key shipping lanes off of major interstate highways.
"Natural gas is abundant, U.S. produced, burns cleaner and significantly less costly than diesel," said Mary Boettcher, president of Trillium CNG. "The expansion of our CNG fueling infrastructure will make compressed natural gas available to a greater number of fleets traveling busy commercial trucking routes. New stations will contribute to making natural gas the preferred fuel of choice in the U.S."
Trillium CNG's core business is providing ultra-fast CNG fueling solutions for heavy-duty fleets. Its business model for public access stations consists of securing a fuel purchase agreement with an anchor customer for each station location.
There are about 120,000 natural gas vehicles on U.S. roads today and interest in CNG fueling is growing.
"Traditional service stations and convenience stores view compressed natural gas as a welcome addition to their portfolio of fuels," Boettcher said.
Trillium's CNG station expansion plans include these states:
Alabama (2), Arizona (2), Arkansas (2), California (3), Colorado (1), Florida (7), Georgia (4), Illinois (6), Indiana (5), Iowa (2), Kansas (1), Kentucky (4), Louisiana (3), Maryland (1), Michigan (2), Minnesota (5), Mississippi (1), Missouri (2), Nebraska (1), Nevada (1), New York (4), North Carolina (2), North Dakota (1), Ohio (8), Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina (2), Tennessee (4), Texas (14), Wisconsin (5).
A complete list can be found at www.TrilliumCNG.com.