MUNCIE, Ind -- TruStar Energy is excited to be constructing a new public fast-fill Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station for the Muncie Sanitary District, touted as the first in that area. The station, equipped with two dispensers and four hoses, will initially serve to fuel the city's trash truck fleet - which is currently converting the entire 12-truck fleet to CNG.
The station, slated for completion in May of 2014, will allow the city to reduce their overall fuel spend by taking advantage of lower CNG fueling prices - but the cleaner burning fuel also reduces greenhouse gases from 30% to 90% when compared to comparable diesel powered vehicles and depending on the age of the vehicle being retired.
"TruStar Energy is proud to bring the first CNG fueling station in the area to the City of Muncie," said TruStar Energy Vice President, Scott Edelbach. "We're seeing more cities across the country looking toward CNG - as well planning for dual-use stations that provide for public fueling."
Edelbach said the station will feature two Ariel 200 hp compressors capable of producing nearly six Gasoline Gallon Equivalent (GGE) of fuel per minute. In addition, the station will also include added fuel storage, which will help to speed the fueling of vehicles. In addition, Edelbach said the station will include two fast-fill dispensers with credit card readers, similar to what consumers are used to seeing at most public gas stations.
According to city officials, the Muncie Police Department has already taken a proactive step by converting one of their police cruisers over to CNG in anticipation of the new fueling station. Other city officials say they're looking into the possibility of converting their fleets as well.
Muncie Mayor Dennis Taylor said he is excited about the station as it adds to the quality of life of Muncie's citizens and puts Muncie on the cutting edge of environmentally conscious cities.
"It's a truly exciting initiative that will benefit our city in so many, many ways," Tyler said. "We look forward to watching the process in the coming months, and we can't wait to see this station and have one of our city or county vehicles be the first one to pull to be fueled."
TruStar Energy LLC is the preferred partner for commercial fleets looking to transition their fuel supply from oil to natural gas. TruStar Energy provides a suite of solutions making the transition as simple and easy as possible for the customer. With station builds throughout the US and Canada, TruStar Energy is a recognized leader in providing CNG infrastructure and CNG fueling solutions.
For more information, contact Jeffry Swertfeger at 813-957-1846
SOURCE TruStar Energy