Past Event Coverage
TruStar Executes Branded-Station Strategy
Opened Fifth CNG Outlet, in Florida, Last Week
TruStar Energy (Booth 745) celebrated the opening of a new compressed natural gas fueling station in Fort Myers, Fla. this past Thursday, following through on a strategy of building stations not only for customer operators, but stations carrying its own badge.
The company has previously opened TruStar-branded CNG outlets in Orlando, Tulsa, Houston, and Lafayette, La.
The new Fort Myers station, open 24/7, is “designed for future expansion and to provide easy access for commercial fleets,” TruStar says. It has four traffic lanes and two dual-hose fast-fill fueling pumps. It is capable of fueling several hundred vehicles a day – delivering 11.6 GGE/gasoline gallon equivalents per minute – “and serves as a midpoint between Tampa and Fort Lauderdale for fleets travelling the I-75 corridor.”
As now built, the station has two 250-horsepower Ariel (Booth 856) JGQ300 compressors, each generating 736 scfm of gas, one PBS Industries dryer and two ANGI Energy (659) fast-fill dispensers.
Customers can use such commercial fuel cards as Comdata or Fuelman, as well as all major credit cards.
“Florida already has a high volume of CNG vehicles on the road today, and even with low diesel prices, we continue to see more fleets switching to CNG from diesel,” TruStar president Adam Comora says in today’s announcement, noting that the fuel is “cleaner, domestically produced and abundant, and resistant to price volatility.”
“Close to several major fleets, as well as a heavy traffic corridor, our new Fort Myers station will be a valuable and productive resource for businesses in the area,” Comora said.