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TruStar Energy announces Cincinnati's first public CNG fuelling station

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TruStar Energy has announced the groundbreaking of Kentuckiana Cleanfuel's public CNG fuelling station, the first for Cincinnati.

The public station, located at 2490 Commerce Boulevard in Sharonville, Ohio, will feature three dual-hose dispensers, capable of providing up to 15 gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) per minute via the four 250 horsepower Ariel compressors packaged by ANGI. In addition, the station will be capable of providing fuel to customers around the clock, seven days a week.

"Ohio has been a very active state for CNG and for TruStar Energy," said TruStar Energy VP of Sales and General Manager, Scott Edelbach. "We view Kentuckiana Cleanfuel as a valued partner in expanding CNG fuelling infrastructure throughout the country."

"We are taking a very conservative approach to expansion," said Alan Steiden, President of Kentuckiana Cleanfuel. "We will have a total of four stations completed and fuelling within the next year-and-a-half, and we always make sure to have enough volume locked in for success before we ever break ground. Now is the time for Cincinnati fleets to join the CNG revolution."

The station will be located in a transportation-based industrial park with easy access to the I-75 and I-71 corridors and will also operate as a depot for M&M Cartage Class 8 Freightliner trucks. Don Hayden, President of M&M Cartage is pleased with the expansion of the Kentuckiana Cleanfuel brand into Ohio. "The location of the station will help M&M Cartage to further serve our customer base," said Hayden, "and we are proud that our commitment to CNG provides valuable economic and environmental benefits to their shareholders."

CNG is insulated from the price volatility of diesel and gas resulting from international conflicts and events, which in recent years have been responsible for dramatic price fluctuations. As for the environment, CNG-powered engines are clean and quiet; produce 30% less greenhouse gases; and do not need the costly exhaust after-treatment devices and diesel exhaust fluids required for diesel engines. Natural gas engines also have an average of 80 - 90% lower noise decibel level than diesel engines.

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