TruStar Energy, a developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, has opened a company-branded, public-access CNG station at 2109 McCue Rd. in Houston.
According to TruStar, the new facility has two traffic lanes and two fast-fill fueling pumps, providing easy access for commercial vehicles and private CNG-powered consumer vehicles. The station is supplied by natural gas from Apache Corp. and accepts commercial fuel cards, as well as all major credit cards.
TruStar says the Houston station will help facilitate continued growth of natural gas as a transportation fuel in the Lone Star State and points to recent data from the Texas Comptroller's Office showing that Texas fleet operators are purchasing natural gas in record numbers.
‘In Texas, there's a shift taking place in the commercial transportation sector to natural gas, and rightfully so – it's domestically produced, abundant and has tremendous economic and environmental benefits over diesel,’ says Adam Comora, president of TruStar Energy.
David Porter, chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas, comments, ‘We're resolving the classic 'chicken-and-egg problem.' Fleets are buying more natural gas vehicles because we have more stations. And the more vehicles they buy, the more natural gas refueling stations get built. I applaud TruStar Energy's investment in Texas' CNG fueling infrastructure and want to thank them for helping power Texans and the Texas economy.’
TruStar Energy says it currently is constructing CNG stations for customers across the country. Building on this success, the developer has embarked on a strategy to open dozens of company-branded public CNG stations along high-traffic U.S. corridors over the next several years.
TruStar Energy opened its first company-branded public fueling station in Orlando in July, a second station in Tulsa, Okla., in mid-August and now adds Houston to that growing list.