Cayce, S.C. (Sept. 15, 2016) – The Midlands area’s largest compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station officially began operating today in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held by UPS, TruStar Energy and SCE&G. The station serves a fleet of 35 UPS tractor trailers designed to run on CNG, which emits lower amounts of greenhouse gasses than gasoline or diesel fuel.
Located on the campus of the UPS Customer Center in West Columbia, S.C., the station is the largest one in SCE&G’s natural gas service territory. CNG station developer TruStar Energy designed and built the facility, working closely with SCE&G to plan for increased natural gas delivery. To increase natural gas capacity to the site, SCE&G replaced approximately 1,600 feet of pipeline.
“We’re proud to provide clean, safe natural gas to help UPS fuel its South Carolina fleet operations,” said Rusty Harris, senior vice president of gas distribution for SCE&G. “Knowing this fuel will help lower carbon emissions and have a positive environmental impact for communities we serve is an added bonus.”
The new CNG station is one of 12 that UPS has committed to build as a part of the logistics company’s commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emission intensity 20 percent by 2020.
Key Benefits of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for Fleet Vehicles
- Clean – Lower exhaust and carbon emissions than diesel or gasoline
- Quiet – Average 80 to 90 percent lower decibel level than diesel engines
- Economical – Relative to gasoline or diesel, CNG can cost up to 50 percent less and offers pricing stability
- Available – The U.S. is the world’s largest producer of natural gas
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 706,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 352,000 customers in 38 counties in the state. Learn more about the company at www.sceg.com and find us on Twitter.com/scegnews or Facebook.com/scegnews.
About TruStar Energy
TruStar Energy, a subsidiary of Fortistar, is the fastest growing compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station owner, constructor and service provider in North America. With decades of experience in trucking and fueling, the company’s professionals are experts at designing and building CNG fueling stations that are ready on time, on budget and are swiftly profitable for their owners. And with a rapidly growing network of public stations and 24/7 service and support, we’re always there when you need us. TruStar Energy puts fleet owners in the driver's seat by offering best-in-class, realistic and affordable options to meet a full range of fueling needs. For additional information, please visit www.trustarenergy.com and follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. UPS is committed to operating more sustainably – for customers, the environment and the communities we serve around the world. Learn more about our efforts at ups.com/sustainability. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com
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