Questar Fueling Co. and two heavy-duty transportation partners, Central Freight Lines and Swift Transportation, held grand-opening ceremonies on Wednesday at a new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station located at 5800 Mesa Rd. in Houston.
This facility, which was originally announced back in January, is the largest of its kind in the U.S., according to Questar. It consists of 120 time-fill CNG fueling posts that will be used primarily by Central Freight's and Swift's Class 8 natural gas tractors, as well as five fast-fill dispensers designed for anyone's use – Central Freight, Swift, other fleets and the general public.
Central Freight and Swift, however, will demand the highest volume of fuel, by far: approximately 5 million DGE of CNG annually, representing the fueling needs of nearly 200 Class 8 trucks.
ANGI Energy Systems Inc. was the major CNG equipment provider for this project. In addition to the five fast-fill dispensers and all the time-fill posts, ANGI provided three of its NG300E compressor packages.
Questar Fueling owns and will operate the new facility.