TruStar Energy said it nearly doubled its number of new compressed natural gas fueling stations for public and private use in 2015 compared with 2014, adding 41 for a total of 120 stations.
“Despite the low price of oil, the transition to CNG still makes environmental and financial sense for many fleet owners,” TruStar Energy President Adam Comora said in a statement. “We are seeing strong demand for CNG-fueled vehicles and fueling stations in the refuse industry because of the financial benefits and by municipalities where sustainability is of paramount importance.”
The company said CNG-powered engines produce 30% less greenhouse gases and do not need the costly exhaust aftertreatment devices and diesel exhaust fluid required for diesel engines. Natural-gas engines also have an average of 80% to 90% lower decibel level than diesel engines, it said.
“With the right application, larger corporations that operate their own fleets are beginning to shift to CNG because the economics can still be supported and the abundant, domestically produced fuel shields them from the volatility of diesel prices,” Comora said.
White Plains, New York-based TruStar Energy is a unit of Fortistar.