Love's announces plans to build CNG fueling stations along I-40

| Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Love’s Travel Stops has announced plans to build two public-access fast-fill compressed natural gas – CNG – fueling stations along Interstate 40 in Williams, Ariz., and Albuquerque, N.M.

The locations will be the first public-access travel stops to offer CNG along the 960-mile stretch of I-40 between Amarillo, Texas, and Barstow, Calif., according to a Love’s news release.

Kealey Dorian, media specialist for Love’s, told Land Line on Tuesday, May 6, that the site in Arizona is scheduled to open by the end of 2014. The New Mexico site should be dispensing CNG by the middle of summer in 2015.

Love’s also announced that Seaboard Foods, an integrated food company with a refrigerated foods transportation division, headquartered in Kansas, will be the “anchor customer” at the sites. Seaboard Foods is continuing to expand its CNG fleet.

“With our growing fast-fill CNG network, Love’s will be able to offer customers convenient accessibility from Oklahoma City to the West Coast because of this partnership,” Bill Cashmareck, general manager of natural gas at Love’s, stated in the release.

The fast-fill sites are designed to “deliver a fill rate of greater than 10 gallons per minute.” Drivers should be able to fill up a 100-gallon equivalent tank in 10 minutes or less, according to the release.

Love’s, headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., now has more than 310 locations in 39 states in the United States.

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