Piedmont sets up 3rd CNG refueling station in South Carolina
Piedmont Natural Gas and The Spinx Company have agreed to add a Piedmont compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station at a Spinx convenience store location at the corner of Pearman Dairy Road and West Whitner Street in Anderson, South Carolina.
Piedmont will lease space at an existing Spinx store in order to install the necessary CNG refueling equipment and compressors. Piedmont will own and maintain the site’s CNG facilities which will be open to the public for use by commercial fleets and individual vehicles. The new station will be Piedmont’s 11th public CNG refueling station in the Carolinas and in Tennessee, and its third public CNG station in South Carolina.
Spinx Chief Executive Officer Steve Spinks said: ”The use of CNG as a transportation fuel is growing as is the refueling infrastructure that supports that growth. We believe this project fits very well with our own vision and mission to make people’s lives easier and to provide quality services and products. We are looking forward to working with Piedmont on this exciting project.”
The use of compressed natural gas as a transportation fuel has grown significantly in recent years and has many benefits and advantages for fleet owners and individual operators. CNG is environmentally friendly, reducing greenhouse gas emissions like CO2 from vehicles by 15 percent to 20 percent and emitting virtually no nitrous oxide (NO) or sulphur dioxide (SO2). In addition, CNG costs less than gasoline or diesel, results in fewer oil changes and less maintenance for vehicles, and helps reduce America’s dependence on imported oil.
“This is an important milestone for us as we continue to extend the base of our public CNG refueling stations along the important I-85 corridor in North and South Carolina,” said Piedmont’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Karl W. Newlin.