Holiday Stationstores has partnered with Trillium CNG to add a CNG fueling station to one of Holiday’s existing convenience store and fueling locations.
Customers of the Holiday Stationstores located at 21100 Kenrick Ave. in Lakeville, Minn. now have access to compressed natural gas (CNG), as the company has added a fast-fill CNG fueling location to the existing fueling and convenience store location.
Trillium CNG built, and will maintain the public access CNG fueling station. Trillium CNG has twenty years of experience and a national network of CNG locations.
“We recognize the need to offer customers a cleaner, more cost-effective fuel alternative and are pleased to partner with Trillium CNG on the opening,” said Brian Ochocki, vice president for Holiday Cos. “This will be Holiday’s second CNG fueling location, and we are excited to offer local fleets this option at a convenient location open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
Located just off of Interstate 35, just south of the Twin Cities, the station is open to all vehicles and has easy access in and out for heavy-duty fleet trucks. The dual hose dispenser will allow two semitrailers to fuel at the same time, and features Trillium CNG’s proprietary fast-fill hydraulic intensifier compressor.
“We are proud to be working with Holiday, a company that recognizes the importance of making CNG available in the Twin Cities market,” said Bill Cashmareck, general manager for Trillium CNG. “Fleet operators know that we stake our reputation on delivering a great fueling experience for our customers – fast, safe and reliable.” Zobel also commented that in addition to the environmental impacts, 98% of the natural gas used in the U.S. is produced in North America. The CNG station in Lakeville, Minn. is open to the public.
Compared with diesel, natural gas fuel offers a myriad of environmental benefits, including an approximate 20-25% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, up to a 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions, a 70-90% reduction in carbon monoxide emissions and 67-94% lower particulate-matter emissions. It also offers much more stable pricing than gasoline or diesel.
A grand opening will be held at the Stationstore at 2 p.m. on Mon., June 20. The event will feature speakers from the Clean Cities Coalition, Holiday, Trillium CNG and CenterPoint Energy and will also include a CNG fueling demonstration, equipment tour and open house.