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Questar Fueling opens Kansas City CNG station

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Questar Fueling Company, a subsidiary of Questar Corporation, opened its newest compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station last week at 6580 Kansas Avenue in Kansas City. The public access station will provide fast fill CNG fueling for fleet operators with medium and heavy duty trucks as well as motorists who drive light duty natural gas vehicles.

Ron Jobson, president and CEO, commented: “Kansas City is a key location along an important transportation corridor where we can support our trucking fleet customers who transport using compressed natural gas powered vehicles. Our transportation customers want reliable, low cost natural gas for their fleets and they don’t have time for delays. That’s why our high speed, high volume CNG fueling stations have captured their attention. Some of the nation’s largest fleet operators like Dart Transit, Swift Transportation and Central Freight Lines are transitioning to clean burning natural gas and we’re committed to developing the CNG fueling infrastructure that keeps them on the road at lowest cost”.

Questar fueling opened a similar CNG station in Topeka, Kansas, in April 2014 and began fueling class-8 trucks for Frito-Lay, Dart Transit and other area fleets. The new Kansas City CNG station offers six high speed fueling lanes for trucks. The station will also be open to members of the general public who drive natural gas powered vehicles. The price for CNG is currently approximately US$ 2/gal. compared to approximately US$ 3.65/gal. of diesel fuel.

Bills Graves, American Trucking Association President, said: “Natural gas is now helping Kansas and the rest of the country to reduce their dependency on foreign oil. This is the second CNG station Questar Fueling has built in Kansas this year. Thanks to them and other builders of CNG fueling stations, the transportation sector is finding it easier to fill up with cleaner, safer and more economical natural gas”.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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