Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., one of the largest distributors and marketers of consumer goods in the U.S., has opened its third compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station, in Aurora, Colo.
The company partnered with U.S. Oil's GAIN Clean Fuel group on the public-access project. The Colorado facility is the first of five planned Core-Mark/GAIN Clean Fuel stations, joining Core-Mark's company-owned CNG sites in Wilkes Barre, Pa., and Corona, Calif. Additional stations in Sanford, N.C.; Smyrna, Ga.; Tampa, Fla.; and Forrest City, Ark., are expected to open by the first quarter of 2015.
Core-Mark itself is in the midst of converting its own fleet to run on CNG. The company has already deployed more than 100 heavy-duty CNG tractors, and another 100 are anticipated to come online by the end of 2014.
‘The transition from diesel to CNG will allow us to purchase more environmentally friendly fuel, reduce our carbon footprint and lower our transportation costs,’ says Thomas B. Perkins, president and CEO of Core-Mark.