CNG Fueling of Big Rigs on OK Roads
An Oklahoma based fueling company is taking the first steps to encourage more compressed natural gas semis on the roads.
The driver of a CNG heavy duty truck is showing Governor Mary Fallin how quickly he fills his tank with the use of the Love’s Travel Stops and County Store fast fill pump.
Fallin says she’s proud to see an Oklahoma company like Love’s committing to compressed natural gas.
“It’s not only good for our businesses that transport goods, it’s good for our environment, helps us with our emissions, with our clean air attainment. And it’s certainly good for taxpayers in general when we convert our state fleets to CNG vehicles.”
Love’s first fast fill CNG facility for heavy-duty trucks is located on I-40 at the Morgan Road exit.
Officials say the new pumps allow drivers to fill up in about the same time it takes to refuel regular gasoline and diesel.
Love’s began offering CNG for consumer vehicles at smaller locations in early 2011.
Currently, a gallon equivalent of compressed natural gas costs about two dollars less than a gallon of diesel.