TruStar Energy said it has been awarded the contract to design and build a large public-access fueling station for CNG Energy, to support Liberal, Kansas and the surrounding Southwest Kansas area and Oklahoma Panhandle.
CNG Energy Vice President Rocky Ormiston, who has been associated with CNG fuel for several years, looked to CNG to power their 12 Kenworth tractors, which are scheduled to haul ethanol co-products from the local ethanol plant as well as corn and sorghum into the plant.
“It all started with our family farm. We have been using CNG to power our irrigation engines for 20 years,” said Ormiston, adding that the advent of the 12-liter Cummins Westport engine made the decision to move to CNG-powered tractors relatively easy.
The CNG Energy station will feature two public fast-fill dispensers with volume that will support not only their own 12 tractors, but other commercial fleets and private vehicles as well. This was something that went into the planning of the station from the very beginning.
Ormiston said the station is scheduled to be online in late June.