Public access CNG station opens in Sweetwater, Texas

A new public access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station has opened in Sweetwater, Texas. Located at 9409 S I-20 Frontage Rd., the station can fill Class 8 trucks or any other vehicle operating on CNG.

ampCNG and Trillium CNG combined on the station. It is the fourth of seven public fueling stations to be opened as part of a previously announced agreement with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers to convert a portion of their diesel fleets to CNG-powered trucks.

Three Class-8 trucks are able to fuel simultaneously at 10-12 GGE per minute utilizing Trillium CNG’s fast-fill proprietary hydraulic intensifier technology. The station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is accepting all major credit cards.

“We’re thrilled to announce the opening of the first CNG station in Sweetwater, the ideal location for serving the state’s enormous agricultural and oil field industries,” said Steve Josephs, P.E., director of engineering and co-founder of ampCNG. “The station expands our growing network in Texas and provides the numerous economic and environmental benefits to heavy trucking fleets switching from diesel to CNG.”

The joint venture is set to bring three additional stations to Texas (Brock, Kerrville and Midland) within the next six months. amp Trillium stations in Amarillo, Waco and Harrold opened earlier this year.

“Sweetwater is fortunate to have amp Trillium’s public CNG station right here on I-20. “ said Ken Becker, executive director of Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), “With about 8,500 tractor trailer rigs passing through on a daily basis, the station will play a huge role in keeping our West Texas air clean.”

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