Another LNG Refueling Facility Is Online In Utah
Next-Gen Transportation News
Sept. 6, 2012
The Utah Clean Cities Coalition and natural gas refueling infrastructure company Blu/Transfuels LLC recently hosted the grand opening of a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) station in Beaver, Utah.
The public-access station, which has been operational since early August, is open 24/365 and accepts both fleet fueling cards and credit cards. The facility is located off exit 109 of Interstate 15, giving Class 7 and 8 truckers another LNG refueling stop on the 700-mile corridor between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. Utah Clean Cities says there are now freeway-access LNG stations every 200-250 miles on that route.
Blu's first natural gas station is located in Salt Lake City, and the company also has two Utah-based facilities currently under construction - one in Myton and another in Salt Lake City off Interstate 215. This pair of stations is expected to be open within two months.
Utah's Second LNG Station in Full Operation
BEAVER, Utah, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BLU (Transfuels LLC) in partnership with the Utah Clean Cities Coalition held the grand opening of Utah's second LNG fueling station in Beaver, Utah this past Thursday, August 30, 2012. The station has been fully operational since August 3, 2012. The Beaver location represents the last critical link in the longest LNG transportation corridor in the United States. Class 7 and 8 heavy duty trucks can now operate on this 700 mile corridor between Salt Lake City, Utah and Los Angeles, California with public freeway access to LNG every 200 to 250 miles.
The new station is located immediately off Interstate 15 freeway exit 109. The station will be open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year and will accept all major fleet fueling cards as well as consumer credit cards.
BLU is working to provide the national infrastructure that will allow U.S. trucking fleets to utilize Natural Gas, a clean, low cost abundant fuel source, that will significantly decrease our Nation's dependence on foreign oil. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is simply natural gas that has been cooled to about -260 oF, and can be stored at high densities as a vehicle fuel for heavy-duty trucks.
In addition to its flagship station in Salt Lake City and the newly opened Beaver station, BLU currently has two additional sites under construction in Utah that will be operational within the next 60 days. The first is conveniently located off I-215 and California Ave in Salt Lake City, and the second is strategically located in the Uintah Basin at Myton, Utah. All four LNG stations will serve the transportation industry and expand the BLU network of retail facilities.
About the Utah Clean Cities Coalition's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grant.
Utah Clean Cities Coalition (UCCC) is one of over 90 coalitions around the country that are part of the U.S. Department of Energy's strategy to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil. In 2009, UCCC was the recipient of a $14.9 million stimulus grant, for projects with 23 partners, valued at over $52 million. The projects will bring more CNG, LNG, biodiesel, and electric vehicles (500+) and stations (20+) to Utah, along with over 300 jobs. For more information, please contact Utah Clean Cities Executive Director, Robin Erickson at 435-817-2441 or Robin.Erickson@utahcleancities.org
Contact: Richard Peterson at (801) 725-5733
or Robin Erickson, Utah Clean Cities at (435) 817-2441