$1.5M natural gas filling station coming to Sanford
Sanford will receive a $1.5 million natural gas fueling station by the end of the first quarter.
Gain Clean Fuel is establishing 100 natural gas fueling stations across the country by 2017. It just signed off on two for North Carolina, the second one will be in Charlotte.
The Sanford station broke ground in the last three weeks at the intersection of Highway 42 East and Cox Mill Road.
“It’s going to be a fast-fill compressed natural gas station that is geared specifically towards Class-A heavy-duty trucking fleets,” says Gain Clean Fuel spokesperson Anne Wyrsch. “It will look and feel like a typical diesel truck stop, but there won’t be a convenience store.”
Four fueling pumps will have an output capacity of 8-15 gallons per minute, depending on how many vehicles are fueling. The station will be open to the public, with no attendant on site.
“All of our stations are anchored or partnered with a major trucking fleet that has requested it be on that route,” says Wyrsch, and in this case woodworking supply store Cormark International of Weaverville is the station partner.
PSNC Energy will supply the natural gas for the fueling station.
The Charlotte fueling station will be completed by the second quarter.
U.S. Venture, a Wisconsin-based oil company, owns Gain Clean Fuel and employs around 1,400 people across the nation.