March 16, 2017 2:25 PM, EDT

UPS to Build Six Additional Natural-Gas Fueling Stations

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. on March 15 announced plans to build six additional compressed natural-gas fueling stations, including one in Greensboro, North Carolina.

According to the Triad Business Journal, the additions are part of a more than $90 million investment.

Company officials said the investment is part of UPS' mission to continue reducing its environmental footprint.

“With more than 4,400 natural-gas vehicles and a network of fueling stations, UPS has had great results using natural gas as an alternative fuel in our fleet,” Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president global engineering and sustainability, said in a statement.

“We know the importance of investing in natural gas globally for our fleet and the alternative-fuel market. In 2016, we used more than 61 million gallons of natural gas in our ground fleet, which included 4.6 million gallons of renewable natural gas. This helped us to avoid the use of conventional gas and diesel, and decreased CO2 emissions by 100,000 metric tons,” Wallace said.

Besides Greensboro, the other five stations will be in Ontario, California.; Orlando, Florida.; Salina, Kansas.; Louisville, Kentucky.; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

UPS ranks No. 1 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.

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