900 East Centennial Avenue
Muncie, IN 47303
A new compressed natural gas filling station operated by the Muncie Sanitary District will be both economical to use and environmentally friendly.
The $3 million project by the Muncie Board of Sanitary Commissioners, Bill Smith, Mike Cline, and Joe Evans, was dedicated this week under the name of GreenLine.
Cline, also the City Engineer, called the project a bold move that would guarantee savings in converting the district’s trash truck fleet to natural gas instead of diesel. That 2-1 savings should pay for the new station with a matter of a few years.
Tyler said the station, representing the first municipal CNG provider in Indiana, would help attract people and business to the community besides set an environmentally friendly standard.
The District called on TruStar and Energy Systems Group to build and equipment te station next to the city sanitation garage on East Centennial Avenue. And those companies used local contractors like Sater Electric, 3D Construction, E&B Paving, Smoot Landscaping and Advanced Signs to finish out the project.
Smith pointed out that public use already was happening like a Rushville trucking company, F&S Trucking that has 10 trucks using natural gas to transport limestone to a roofing manufacturer.
Phillip Gerrian, company owner, said the Muncie stop was great since his trucks hauled material between Marion and Brookville.
District officials anticipated other government and schools might convert to natural gas use, given federal gasoline taxes could rise and regular gas remains around $4 a gallon in the Midwest.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Gain Clean Fuel – CNG
10317 Bluffton Road
U.S. Oil, a division of U.S. Venture Inc., partnered with Dart Transit Company to build a second GAIN® Compressed Natural Gas station for the trucking company. The new GAIN® station is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The station will not only provide compressed natural gas (CNG) to Dart’s fleet but is available for use by other trucking companies and the general public..
“We’ve developed a great relationship with Dart on the first GAIN® station built for the company in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota,” said GAIN’s General Manager Bill Renz. “This new station will continue to broaden Dart’s ability to use its CNG fleet to haul long distances. It also fits perfectly into U.S. Oil’s goal of building a network of GAIN® stations throughout the United States.”
With the addition of the Fort Wayne location, U.S. Oil will have 13 GAIN® stations located throughout the Midwest. “There is a growing trend in the trucking industry to convert from using diesel fuel to the more economical and environmentally friendlier CNG alternative,” Renz explained. “Our goal is to help those companies by partnering with them to build GAIN® stations in locations that make sense for their hauling routes.”
Dart Transit is the 14th largest truckload carrier in the U.S. The family owned and operated business is ranked third among U.S. intermodal asset based carriers. Based in Eagan, Minnesota, the company also has operating centers in Dallas, Texas and Sellersburg, Indiana as well as regional centers throughout the country.
6533 State Route 38
Lafayette IN 47905
The new Amp CNG public-access CNG station serves “anchor tenant” Subaru of Indiana plant, AmpCNG says, as it will provide as much as 2.5 million diesel gallon equivalents of CNG per year. AmpCNG was formerly known as Amp Americas.
The facility “opens the I-65 corridor to other fleets waiting for more opportunities to fuel with CNG,” AmpCNG executive VP and sales director Jeff Whitcomb said in a release.
Also according to the announcement, the deal structured by AmpCNG features beneficial contract terms for Venture Logistics with an estimated fuel savings of nearly 50% per DGE.
400-Horsepower ISX12 G Was Key
The ultra fast-fill CNG station has two dual-hose dispensers serving four lanes.
The Lafayette station equipment is to include
•Two EA-250-H Ariel compressors operating at 100 psi suction pressure producing 690 scfm each with room for a third;
•One Pinnacle HyC compressor operating at up to 2500 scfm out of storage;
•One PSB Industries NG-SR-21-4-DDP gas dryer;
•Four 5,500 psi CNG storage spheres for a total of 44,000 scf of buffer storage; and
•Two Kraus Gilbarco twin-hose dispensers.
The station is able to fuel a CNG truck at the rate of 10 DGEs – diesel gallon equivalents – per minute.
Venture Logistics will serve Subaru of Indiana with 42 new Class 8 CNG trucks: 32 Freightliner Cascadia daycabs with CNG cylinder assemblies by Agility Fuel Systems from Stoops Freightliner, and ten Kenworth T660 daycabs with CNG tank assemblies by Trilogy Engineered Systems from Palmer Trucks.
1440 N. US Hwy 421
HP Legacy has officially opened their new public CNG fueling station in Greensburg Indiana. This state of the art station is located on old US 421 on the north side of Greensburg. It has been outfitted with two fast fill dispensers and is able to fuel 4 vehicles simultaneously. All dispensers, compressor skids, natural gas dryer and valve panels are being provided by CNG Source.