Natural gas utility Metropolitan Utilities District and Trillium CNG have opened a new public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Omaha, Neb.
Werner Enterprises, one of the largest transportation and logistics companies in the U.S., is headquartered in Omaha and will be among the new station's first major fleet customers. The company will be using an initial 12 tractors powered by CNG.
‘This station and more of its kind will help accelerate the commitment our industry has made to clean, affordable, domestically produced energy,’ says Steve Phillips, senior vice-president of fleet resources for Werner Enterprises. ‘The increasing availability of CNG will aid Werner in its efforts to serve as a leader in sustainable technologies.’
Trillium CNG designed and built the new facility, located in the Hilltop industrial park on the corner of 132nd and Cornhusker Rd., and will also operate the station and provide maintenance services.
There are currently two other public-access CNG stations in Omaha: one at I-80 Fuel on L St., and another at 2615 S. 64th St. Those facilities have been open since 2011.