GAIN Clean Fuel, a subsidiary of U.S. Oil, has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Green Bay, Wis.
The anchor fleet of the station is Klemm Tank Lines, a bulk hazardous materials hauler that operates primarily in the Midwest. Klemm has already ordered 12 CNG-powered tractors and plans on expanding that number in the coming years, according to company president Greg Klimek.
‘The GAIN Clean Fuel brand is one of the ways we are working cooperatively with trucking companies seeking to convert their fleets to CNG,’ says Bill Renz, the company's general manager. ‘One of the early drawbacks to trucking companies and individual vehicle owners to purchase CNG vehicles was the availability of CNG fueling stations. We are working to establish a network of GAIN stations that will remove that barrier.’
The new CNG station in Green Bay is GAIN's ninth – all of them in Wisconsin. U.S. Oil had already owned and operated two other GAIN stations in Menomonie and Marinette, and the company acquired six CNG facilities from We Energies in March.