TruStar Energy Builds New CNG Fueling Station for Vogel Disposal Services, Inc.
MARS, Pa., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — TruStar Energy is excited to announce the completion of a time-fill CNG fueling station for Mars, Pennsylvania-based Vogel Disposal Services, Inc.
This is the first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for Vogel Disposal, one of the largest independent haulers in Western Pennsylvania, with a fleet of over 300 vehicles.
“Moving to CNG was the right thing to do for us,” said Vogel Vice President, Doug Vogel, noting that they already capture and clean their landfill gas and then put it back into the utility pipeline.
“We’re generating about 8,000 diesel gallon equivalent per day, and our plan is to eventually fuel our trucks with our own natural gas,” said Vogel, adding that he’s working with the utility companies to make that a reality.
Vogel said the decision to move to CNG was driven partially by engine issues pertaining to the new diesel emissions standards, which affected Vogel’s productivity.
“Our newer trucks were having a lot of exhaust regen issues, which would take the truck down and often require that we take them back to the truck dealer–making it tough on our operation.”
TruStar Energy designed and constructed a two-compressor time-fill station that went on line in mid May. The station currently fuels Vogel’s 10 CNG garbage trucks, but was built with the capability to fuel up to 70 trucks–which is part of Vogel’s expansion plan.
“We run 70 units out of this location and our plan is to replace them with CNG units at the rate of about 10 trucks each year,” said Vogel, adding that another station is also in the long-range plan for a location about 40 miles from Vogel’s Mars operation.
“CNG makes sense for Vogel, both in terms of dollars–and in terms of our responsibility to the environment. Eventually fueling our trucks with gas generated from our landfill will be a win-win for Vogel.”
TruStar Energy LLC is the preferred partner for commercial fleets looking to transition their fuel supply from oil to natural gas. TruStar Energy provides a suite of solutions making the transition as simple and easy as possible for the customer. With station builds throughout the US and Canada, TruStar Energy is a recognized leader in providing CNG infrastructure and CNG fueling solutions.
For more information, contact Jeffry Swertfeger at 813-957-1846
SOURCE TruStar Energy