American Natural Gas announced it opened a fast-fill compressed natural gas station in Lynchburg, Va. The facility will primarily serve CNG tractor-trailers operated from a nearby plant of PepsiCo Inc.’s Frito-Lay division, but it will also be open to the public.
PepsiCo ranks No. 1 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest private carriers in North America.
The fast-fuel station is designed to accommodate high-capacity, large-volume users, according to the Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based American Natural Gas. It is located within a mile of the intersection of U.S. Highway 501 and U.S. 221.
ANG currently owns and operates 44 fueling stations in 15 states across the United States, inclusive of stations in process and under development. This is ANG’s first station in Virginia and the second located in close proximity to a Frito-Lay manufacturing facility.
“Delivering products using a more efficient fleet is a key component of achieving PepsiCo’s goal to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions across our value chain, and our Frito-Lay CNG tractor-trailers are an important piece of our overall strategy,” said Ken Marko, senior national fleet sustainability manager for PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division, in a release.
ANG is a unit of HC2 Holdings Inc.