TruStar Energy says it has been tapped to build and maintain 12 new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations for UPS. According to the energy provider, it will service the stations under a long-term maintenance agreement. In 2015, TruStar Energy built 15 CNG fueling stations for UPS.
UPS announced plans to add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The CNG fueling stations, vehicle purchases and CNG infrastructure totaling $100 million are part of the company’s ongoing commitment to diversify its fuel sources and reduce its environmental impact.
The 12 new CNG stations will be built by TruStar Energy in Amarillo, Texas; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Columbia, S.C.; El Paso, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Reno, Nev.; San Antonio; Tifton, Ga.; Trinidad, Colo.; and Willow Grove, Pa.
The new CNG tractors to be deployed in these cities will be manufactured by Kenworth, and the CNG storage systems will be provided by Agility and Quantum Fuel Systems. This investment builds on the 18 existing UPS CNG fueling stations in Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.