Piedmont Natural Gas has opened its 10th compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station: a new facility in Nashville, where the company already operates a CNG site.
The new station is located at 541 Spence Ln. in Nashville. The public-access facility is selling CNG for $2.19/GGE.
‘With other public stations being developed, Piedmont is helping to create CNG fueling corridors along the major interstates in our service area,’ says Karl Newlin, Piedmont's chief financial officer.
Newlin notes that 11 of its customers also own CNG stations within the company's service territory, and at least five more stations are in the planning stages. Piedmont focuses on the distribution of natural gas in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Piedmont itself is in the midst of a major natural gas vehicle initiative, whereby it is aiming to convert a third of its 1,000-vehicle fleet to CNG by the end of next year. Additionally, the city of Nashville is shifting some of its fleet assets to natural gas.