New compressed natural gas fueling stations, which opened recently in three Indiana cities, will potentially displace an estimated six million gallons of traditional petroleum fuels annually, offering significant environmental and economic benefits.
The new stations are open to the public, but are mainly designed to serve large public and private truck fleets based nearby or traveling the interstate corridors on which the stations have been developed. Among the large fleet operators that have already agreed to utilize these stations are Bestway Express and Frito-Lay.
Located in Indianapolis, Vincennes and Frankfort, the stations are owned and operated by Northville Natural Gas, a company that develops infrastructure for natural gas vehicles, mainly by working with public and private fleet operators in various industries to help them migrate toward natural gas as a primary fuel.
The Vincennes station was developed to support Bestway Express, a for-hire truckload carrier, and other local fleets. The station is conveniently located a quarter mile north of Highway 41 at the S. Decker Road interchange, providing a convenient fueling waypoint for fleet traffic traveling north-south on highway 41 and east-west on Highway 50 between Cincinnati and St. Louis.
The Indianapolis Airport travel plaza station was developed in partnership with the Petroleum Marketing Group of Woodbridge, Virginia. PMG’s travel plaza at the airport has a range of conveniences for travelers including six fueling islands, one of which is dedicated to Northville’s CNG pumps.
The Frankfort station was developed to support Frito-Lay’s Class 8 dedicated CNG trucks and other local fleets. Just east of the I-65 & State Road 28 interchange, this site boasts easy-off, easy-on access to I-65 and was specifically chosen to maximize convenience for CNG fueled vehicle operators in Frankfort and traveling the north-south I-65 freight corridor.
All three stations feature generous ingress and egress for Class 8 heavy duty tractors with 53-foot trailers, large capacity high pressure stand-by storage and consumer-friendly CNG fuel dispensers, and accept all major credit cards, Voyager, Wright Express/WEX. The Frankfort and Indianapolis Airport stations also accept EFS.