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TruStar Energy to build and service 12 extra CNG stations

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TruStar Energy, one of the nation's leading developers of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, has announced it was awarded a contract to build 12 additional compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling stations for the United Parcel Service (UPS). TruStar Energy will also maintain and service the stations under a long term maintenance agreement.

UPS plans to add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The CNG fuelling stations, vehicle purchases and CNG infrastructure totalling US$100 million are part of UPS's ongoing commitment to diversify its fuel sources and reduce its environmental impact.

The 12 new CNG stations will be built by TruStar Energy in Amarillo, Texas; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Columbia, S.C.; El Paso, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Kansas; Phoenix, Arizona; Reno, Nevada; San Antonio, Texas; Tifton, Georgia; Trinidad, Colorado, and Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. The new CNG tractors to be deployed in these cities will be manufactured by Kenworth. Agility and Quantum Fuel Systems will provide the CNG storage systems. This investment builds on the company's existing 18 CNG fuelling stations in Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. UPS operates CNG vehicles in Germany, the Netherlands and Thailand.

"We are proud to continue our work with UPS to construct and maintain these CNG fuelling stations. Building out the CNG fuelling infrastructure is a vital part of making cleaner alternative fuels available for leading companies, such as UPS," said Adam Comora, President of TruStar Energy.

In 2015, TruStar Energy built 15 CNG fuelling stations for UPS. UPS is working to meet its goal of logging one billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet by the end of 2017, using a Rolling Laboratory approach to determine the right alternative fuel solutions to meet the unique needs of route specific driving environments.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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