Freedom CNG has received approval from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) to break ground on the company's third fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Houston.
Located at 303 Fallbrook Dr., adjacent to METRO's bus operations and support facility, the station is expected to service up to 83 METRO CNG transit buses. The public-access facility will also be open to CNG passenger vehicles and tractor trailers.
“METRO's use of CNG buses will provide another operational option that contributes to reducing dependence on foreign oil supplies while reducing emissions, being kind to the environment and the entire community,” says Andrew Skabowski, chief operating officer of METRO.
Freedom CNG is building the station in cooperation with CenterPoint Energy Services and the Houston-Galveston Area Council. Freedom has two other CNG stations in the region, including one at 6002 Debbielou Gardens Dr. and another at 7155 High Life Dr.
“Freedom CNG's vision for the future is to provide enough accessible, fast-fill CNG fueling stations in the Houston area for fleets to have the confidence to adopt CNG as their preferred fuel of choice,” says Bill Winters, managing member of the company. “When fleet owners believe they can fuel their vehicles in any area of the county, CNG adoption will occur more rapidly and become widespread.”