A pair of retail fueling providers – Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores and Kum & Go – will each be a recipient of $400,000 in incentives toward the development of compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling infrastructure in the state of Arkansas.
Kum & Go will build a CNG station in Springdale, at 1220 E. Robinson Ave., and Love's will add natural gas refueling to its location at 800 Martin Luther King Dr. in West Memphis. These public-access stations are both expected to be fully operational by the end of this year.
The Arkansas Energy Office is providing post-construction rebates to the station operators. The funds are being made available through the office's Gaseous Fuels Rebate Program.
‘CNG continues to play a large role in our efforts to build a sustainable economy,’ says Grant Tennille, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. ‘These rebates provide one more way we can make the use of alternative fuels an option for Arkansans.’