Another CNG Station Coming to the Bread Basket


Stirk Compressed Natural Gas is working with Frontier Cooperative to develop a new CNG station in Columbus, Neb., at the Sapp Bros. Travel Center on E. 6th Ave.

The focus of the facility, the organizations say, is to serve heavy-duty Class 8 trucks that are used in the grain and feed transportation industry – a subset of producers that the co-op serves. The public-access CNG station will also accommodate light-duty natural gas vehicles.

‘Our strategy is to continue to build out the compressed natural gas infrastructure, with a focus on large-truck access in major transportation corridors,’ says Mike Hoelscher, managing member of Stirk CNG. ‘The Columbus, Neb., location is an important step in completing this goal.’

Black Hills Energy will be providing natural gas service to the location. ANGI Energy Systems will be the main CNG equipment provider for the development, using components such as compressors from Ariel Corp.

Stirk CNG and Frontier Cooperative anticipate that the station will be under construction this fall.

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