International convenience store chain 7-Eleven has had a positive experience with its initial compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Moore, Okla., prompting the company to look into further building out CNG capacity at other locations.
City officials in Moore and Chesapeake Energy Corp. helped 7-Eleven get their first CNG site, located at SE Route 19 and S. Eastern Ave., up and running, according to coverage in The Oklahoman.
‘It was very difficult to make the decision on the first one,’ 7-Eleven CEO Jim Brown told the newspaper. ‘The city of Moore stepped up to the plate, and we did our homework. It turned out to be a big thing.’
CNG is retailing at the Moore station for less than $0.89/GGE – a figure that certainly helps account for the popularity. And now, 7-Eleven is hoping to replicate that success elsewhere.
‘I can't identify the locations, but we're sufficiently encouraged to do more of it,’ Brown was quoted as saying.
Read all of The Oklahoman's report here.