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Pilot expands alternative fuel offerings

June 30, 2022
The addition of a new compressed natural gas and hydrogen delivery platform includes Pilot’s partnership with low-carbon power generator VoltaGrid.

Fuel supplier and travel center operator Pilot Co. is expanding its alternative offerings with a new compressed natural gas (CNG) and hydrogen delivery platform.

The expansion includes a partnership with VoltaGrid to develop a low-carbon fuels network that contributes to reduced emissions and decarbonization for third-party customers in industries like water disposal, dual-fuel applications, water heating operations, and natural disaster response, the company added.

Pilot’s recent investment in a large-scale fleet of CNG and hydrogen trailers, and in VoltaGrid’s low-carbon oilfield and mining services business, is estimated to bring 350,000 gallons of low carbon fuel to the market daily. The partnership also is expected to advance VoltaGrid’s power-generation venture for electric completions and include a look at further growth through the joint development of large-scale, low-carbon fuel terminals in 2022 and early 2023.

VoltaGrid and Pilot stated in a press release they will provide customers the ability to:

  • Increase resources and streamline operations between field gas and CNG supply for electric power generation without having to manage multiple suppliers.
  • Access a reliable network of CNG, renewable natural gas, diesel, and hydrogen fuel supply paired with VoltaGrid’s turnkey power generation package.
  • Access Pilot’s broad infrastructure base to supply low carbon fuels for grid reinforcement projects.

Pilot hired industry veteran Joshua Edge, who has more than 20 years of experience in fuel distribution and terminal management, to lead the expansion.

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