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UPS to use Ariel Compressors at 12 new CNG stations

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

UPS, a global leader in package and freight logistics, and Ariel Corporation have announced plans to build an additional 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling stations. In addition, UPS plans to add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The 12 CNG stations will feature Ohio-made Ariel gas compressors packaged by ANGI Energy Systems; the units will be installed by TruStar Energy.

The US$100 million project is part of UPS's ongoing commitment to diversify its fuel sources and reduce its environmental impact. The company currently operates one of the largest private alternative fuel and advanced technology fleets in the US. Its current fleet includes over 6840 alternatively fuelled vehicles.

"We applaud UPS for its commitment to using abundantly available, domestically produced CNG as fuel for its corporate fleet," said Robert Drews, Director of Marketing, Ariel Corporation. "Additionally, we appreciate TruStar's selection of Ariel's gas compression equipment for the project via ANGI, one of Ariel's CNG Packaging Distribution Partners."

Ariel Corporation offers separable reciprocating compressors engineered specifically for CNG. Ariel CNG compressors now feature ultra-low emission packings, which are used to reduce fugitive emissions at CNG stations.

"ANGI Energy Systems is proud to work with Ariel to help fulfil UPS's commitment to diversify its fuel sources by using clean, domestic, abundant CNG," said Jared Hightower, Vice President of Sales, ANGI Energy Systems. "By using CNG, UPS is setting a great example for other fleet driven companies seeking better fuels."

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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