Houston-based Freedom CNG has announced plans for a fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Midland, Texas.
The company says the public-access station will be located southeast of Midland International Airport between I-20 Business and I-20 at the intersection of CR 1250 and CR 116, adjacent to the Permian Basin headquarters of oilfield services company Schlumberger.
Freedom CNG says the new station and its proximity will provide easy access to CNG fuel for companies like Schlumberger with light-duty pickup fleets and larger vehicles outfitted to utilize CNG.
‘Natural gas is a proven alternate fuel, and the technology has progressed to a commercialization state which now makes CNG vehicles viable for regular use in our operations,’ comments Jeff Ostrander, Schlumberger's North America procurement and sourcing manager. ‘At Schlumberger, we continually look for the optimal balance between economically viable initiatives and overall environmental footprint reduction, so we look forward to Freedom CNG's proximity to our Midland operations.’
Bill Winters, managing member of Freedom CNG, says, ‘Freedom CNG's vision for the future is to provide enough accessible, fast-fill CNG fueling stations in the Permian Basin so that fleets have the confidence to adopt CNG as their fuel of choice.”
Freedom CNG plans to open the station in the third quarter of this year.