GAIN Clean Fuel teams with Roehl Transport to open new CNG station in Gary, Indiana
Gary, Ind. – GAIN® Clean Fuel, a Division of U.S. Oil, partners with Roehl Transport to open a new compressed natural gas station (CNG) in Gary, Indiana. The new GAIN station provides easy-access, fast-fill capabilities and is strategically located for carriers along Interstate I-80/90, a major shipping corridor. GAIN has 32 fuel stations open or under construction across the country in 15 states.
Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport Vice President, cites the environment and the operational efficiencies of CNG as principal reasons for the partnership. “We’ve made significant investments in our equipment, facilities and training programs to increase our energy efficiencies and decrease our fuel consumption. We see U.S. Oil as a strategic partner in helping us reach our company goals for energy use and conservation.”
“This is a great partnership and one we encourage other carriers to consider,” said Carl Lisek, Executive Director of South Shore Clean Cities, Inc. “Utilizing natural gas as a transportation fuel offers significant economic and air quality benefits. In addition, CNG emits fewer air pollutants than conventional diesel fuel, so we all benefit from the growing popularity of CNG.” CNG is domestically produced in Indiana and throughout the U.S., and it contributes to a less volatile fuel price that is $1.00-$1.50 cheaper than diesel.
“This partnership continues our build-out of a nation-wide network of CNG stations,” said Bill Renz, General Manager for the GAIN Clean Fuel Division of U.S. Oil. “The Gary station not only gives Roehl Transport a CNG fueling location along a key truck route, it also delivers an economic, clean-fuel alternative for their fleet, consistent with the company’s environmentally-responsible Green policy.”
It’s projected that this newest station will replace the equivalent of 450,000 gallons of diesel fuel in the next year and more than 5 million gallons in the next five years. That equates to a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of more than 1,000 tons in the next year and more than 10,000 tons over five years. GAIN is on track to build 100 stations across the United States over the next three years.