Apache Opens New Compressed Natural Gas Station in Texas

Apache Corp. has unveiled its new compressed natural gas (CNG) station in El Campo, Texas, located at 909 S. Wharton St. near U.S. Highway 59 between Houston and Corpus Christi.

The new CNG refueling infrastructure, which consists of two fast-fill dispensers, was sited at an existing conventional fueling location operated by agricultural cooperative United Ag. Upon installing the CNG equipment, Apache also built a canopy above the CNG and gasoline dispensers.

The retail price of CNG in El Campo is $1.61/GGE.

‘The CNG station in El Campo is now open to serve the public, as well as our Apache vehicles and other area fleets,’ says Frank Chapel, Apache's director of natural gas transportation fuels. ‘This station is also quite strategic, as it is currently the only public-access CNG station between Corpus Christi and Houston.’

Overall, Apache operates 19 CNG fueling stations (including seven public-access sites) in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana. Two of those stations are co-located with Stripes convenience stores in Midland, Texas.

For its part, United Ag, plans to begin its natural gas vehicle initiative with the rollout of four new CNG-powered pickup trucks.

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