Questar Fueling opens new natural gas filling station
Fueling for a growing segment of the trucking industry just got a little more high-tech.
Questar Fueling Co., a subsidiary of Questar Corp., opened its newest compressed natural gas fueling station Monday in West Valley City. The station, 5174 W. 2400 South, will serve truck fleet operators but will also be open to the public.
The new station is equipped with high-speed fueling pumps that allow trucks to fill up in about the same amount of time as a typical diesel vehicle. Questar Fueling has partnered with Swift Transportation, Central Freight Lines, Dart Transit and Frito-Lay among other companies using natural gas.
“These fueling facilities are extremely important to us,” said Jerry Moyes, founder and chief executive officer of Swift Transportation. “As we can convert more and more of our fleet to natural gas, we will. Because of the economics of it, but more importantly is the environmental (impact),” he said.
Besides the new Utah location, Questar Fueling also owns and operates four CNG stations in Texas as well as two in Kansas. The company plans to open a dozen other stations along major U.S. transportation corridors in Arizona, Illinois, Georgia, Missouri, Nevada and Ohio explained Ron Jibson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Questar Corp.