AMP-Trillium, a joint venture between Trillium CNG and AMP Americas, is building seven new public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling stations as a part of an agreement with national dairy cooperatives the Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers.
The new stations, which will be constructed in Harrold, Sweetwater, Waco, Amarillo, Weatherford, Midland and Kerrville between now and early 2014, will initially refuel 40 new CNG-powered trucks that will be deployed among haulers that work within the cooperatives. Western Dairy Transport and Reynolds Transport are among the key fleets participating in the shift to Class 8 Kenworth and Peterbilt CNG trucks.
‘It is estimated that the culmination of this deal will displace carbon emissions equal to removing 2,400 cars per year from the road and will save the supply chain $1.50 to $2.00 in fuel savings on every gallon sold,’ says Nathan Laurell, CEO of AMP Americas. ‘It lets us build a network of public, fast-fill CNG stations across all of the major Texas corridors that can be used by any fleet running trucks across the state.’
The companies anticipate that about 80 CNG tractors directly tied to this agreement will soon be running routes in Texas.