Piedmont Natural Gas has purchased a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Greer, S.C., from Spire CNG Inc. The facility is Piedmont’s twelfth CNG fueling station in the company’s three-state service territory and its fourth in South Carolina.
Located at exit 60 off Interstate 85, near S.C. Highway 101, the station provides a convenient fueling stop for trucks, fleet vehicles and other vehicles that run on CNG. The station features six fast-fill fuel pumps, can accommodate Class 8 tractor-trailer trucks and is accessible 24/7.
“Compressed natural gas offers several advantages to traditional fuels, from fuel-cost savings to helping reduce vehicles’ carbon footprints,” says Philip Grigsby, senior vice president of ventures and business development at Piedmont Natural Gas. “This station is a great match for Piedmont’s sustainability goals, and we’re pleased to offer lower-cost, lower-emission CNG to more motorists driving along the I-85 corridor.”
Piedmont Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, is an energy services company whose principal business is the distribution of natural gas to more than 1 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The company also supplies natural gas to power plants.
I applaud your valuable contribution to the expanding use of natural gas/renewable natural gas in the transportation field–especially Class 8 Heavy Duty trucks. The lower truck price, greater range, shorter fill time, on par performance with diesel, and lack of batteries makes natural gas/RNG the ideal answer for replacement of diesel for Class 8 trucks. I didn’t see any mention of RNG in your article. The “decarbonization” of RNG production and combustion vs. natural gas is a significant plus for RNG. Do you have any update information regarding whether your 12 filling stations are using RNG rather than fossil natural… Read more »