West Virginia’s New Alternative-Fuel Vehicles and Infrastructure Tax Credit

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For alternative-fuel vehicles:

Through 2022 for vehicles under 26,000 pounds:

  • 35 percent against purchase price to a maximum of $7,500
  • 50 percent against conversion costs to a maximum of $7,500

Through 2022 for vehicles over 26,000 pounds:

  • 35 percent against purchase price to a maximum of $25,000
  • 50 percent against conversion costs to a maximum of $25,000

For alternative-fuel infrastructure:

  • 2011-2013: 50 percent credit up to $250,000 (62.5 percent up to $312,500 for public stations)
  • 2014-2015: 50 percent credit up to $200,000 (62.5 percent up to $250,000 for public stations)
  • 2016 to 2021: 50 percent credit up to $150,000 (62.5 percent up to $187,500 for public stations)

For home refueling infrastructure:

  • 50 percent credit up to $10,000

Language from final version of the bill (SB465)
It is the intent of the Legislature that the alternative fuel motor vehicle tax credit previously expired in 2006 be
hereby reinstated with changes and amendments as set forth herein.

“Alternative fuel” includes: compressed natural gas; liquified natural gas; liquified petroleum gas; ethanol; fuel
mixtures that contain 85 percent or more by volume, when combined with gasoline or other fuels, of the following:
methanol; ethanol; or other alcohols; natural gas hydrocarbons and derivatives; hydrogen; coal-derived liquid fuels;
and electricity, including electricity from solar energy.

“Alternative-fuel motor vehicle” means (a new or retrofitted or converted fuel vehicle that) operates solely on
one alternative fuel; is capable of operating on one or more alternative fuels, singly or in combination; or is capable
of operating on an alternative fuel and is also capable of operating on gasoline or diesel fuel.

“Bi-fueled” means the ability of an alternative-fuel motor vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel and another
form of fuel.

“Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle” means: a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle manufactured by an established motor
vehicle manufacturer of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that can operate solely on electric power and that is capable of
recharging its battery from an on-board generation source and an off-board electricity source; and a plug-in hybrid
electric vehicle conversion that provides an increase in city fuel economy of 75 percent or more as compared to a
comparable nonhybrid version vehicle for a minimum of twenty miles and that is capable of recharging its battery
from an on-board generation source and an off-board electricity source. A vehicle is comparable if it is the same
model year and the same vehicle class as established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and is
comparable in weight, size and use. Fuel economy comparisons shall be made using city fuel economy standards in
a manner that is substantially similar to the manner in which city fuel economy is measured in accordance with
procedures set forth in 40 C.F.R. 600 as in effect on January 1, 2011.

“Qualified alternative fuel vehicle refueling infrastructure” means property owned by the applicant for the tax
credit and used for storing alternative fuels and for dispensing such alternative fuels into fuel tanks of motor vehicles,
including, but not limited to, compression equipment, storage tanks and dispensing units for alternative fuel at the
point where the fuel is delivered: Provided, That the property is installed and located in this state and is not located
on a private residence or private home.

“Qualified alternative fuel vehicle home refueling infrastructure” means property owned by the applicant for
the tax credit located on a private residence or private home and used for storing alternative fuels and for
dispensing such alternative fuels into fuel tanks of motor vehicles, including, but not limited to, compression
equipment, storage tanks and dispensing units for alternative fuel at the point where the fuel is delivered or for
providing electricity to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles or electric vehicles: Provided, That the property is installed
and located in this state.

The credit provided in this article is not available to and may not be claimed by any taxpayer under any obligation
pursuant to any federal or state law, policy or regulation to convert to the use of alternative fuels for any motor
vehicle.

For taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2011, the amount of the credit allowed under this article for
an alternative-fuel motor vehicle that weighs less than twenty-six thousand pounds is thirty-five percent of
the purchase price of the alternative-fuel motor vehicle up to a maximum amount of $7,500 or fifty percent
of the actual cost of converting from a traditionally fueled motor vehicle to an alternative fuel motor vehicle up to 
a maximum amount of $7,500.

For taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2011, the amount of the credit allowed under this article for an
alternative-fuel motor vehicle that weighs more than twenty-six thousand pounds is thirty-five percent of the
purchase price of the alternative-fuel motor vehicle up to a maximum amount of $25,000 or fifty percent of the 
actual cost of converting from a traditionally fueled motor vehicle to an alternative fuel motor vehicle up to a 
maximum amount of $25,000.

For taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2011, but prior to January 1, 2014, the amount of the credit
allowed under this article for qualified alternative fuel vehicle refueling infrastructure is equal to an amount of
fifty percent of the total costs directly associated with the construction or purchase and installation of the 
alternative fuel vehicle refueling infrastructure up to a maximum of $250,000Provided, That if the qualified
alternative fuel vehicle refueling infrastructure is generally accessible for public use, the amount of the credit
allowed will be multiplied by 1.25 and the maximum amount allowable will be $312,500. The amount of credit
allowed may not exceed the cost of construction of the alternative fuel vehicle refueling infrastructure.

For taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2014, but prior to January 1, 2016, the amount of the credit
allowed under this article for qualified alternative fuel vehicle refueling infrastructure is equal to an amount of
fifty percent of the total costs directly associated with the construction or purchase and installation of the 
alternative fuel vehicle refueling infrastructure up to a maximum of $200,000: Provided, That if the qualified
alternative fuel vehicle refueling infrastructure is generally accessible for public use, the amount of the credit
allowed will be multiplied by 1.25 and the maximum amount allowable will be $250,000. The amount of credit
allowed may not exceed the cost of construction of the alternative fuel vehicle refueling infrastructure.

For taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2016, but prior to January 1, 2022, the amount of the
credit allowed under this article for qualified alternative fuel vehicle refueling infrastructure is equal to an
amount of fifty percent of the total costs directly associated with the construction or purchase and installation 
of the alternative fuel vehicle refueling infrastructure up to a maximum of $150,000: Provided, That if the
qualified alternative fuel vehicle refueling infrastructure is generally accessible for public use, the amount
of the credit allowed will be multiplied by 1.25 and the maximum amount allowable will be $187,500. The
amount of credit allowed may not exceed the cost of construction of the alternative fuel vehicle refueling
infrastructure.

For taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2011, the amount of the credit allowed under this article
for qualified alternative fuel vehicle home refueling infrastructure is equal to an amount of fifty percent
of the total costs directly associated with the construction or purchase and installation of the alternative
fuel vehicle home refueling infrastructure up to a maximum of $10,000.

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TruStar Energy Awarded Contract to Build and Maintain First CNG Station in Long Beach, CA

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(Long Beach, CA) July 21, 2016 – TruStar Energy, one of the nation’s leading developers of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, announced today it was awarded the contract to build and maintain the first CNG fueling station for the City of Long Beach, California.

The new CNG station supports the City’s commitment to using cleaner, safer and domestically produced fuels for its vehicles. The City, which is in midst of shifting from liquidified natural gas (LNG) to CNG for its fleets, currently has 24 CNG-fueled vehicles. Over the next six years, the City plans to acquire an additional 307 CNG vehicles.

“Using alternative fuels for our refuse trucks and street sweepers is an important part of the City of Long Beach’s commitment to more environmentally sustainable city services for residents,” said Oliver Cruz, Fuel Operations Program Officer for the City of Long Beach. “Compressed natural gas is cost effective and cleaner than other fuels, and safer than liquefied natural gas.”

The City’s fleet was recognized as the 12th best government fleet in the United States for 2016 by Government Fleet Magazine, and was ranked the No. 1 North American Government Green Fleet in 2008.

The CNG station, which will be located at the City’s Fleet Services lot at 2600 Temple Avenue, is projected to be completed by TruStar Energy in November 2016.

The City awarded the CNG fueling station contract to TruStar Energy because of the company’s aggressive hands-on approach that results in stations being completed on time and on budget. TruStar Energy will also maintain and service the station under a long-term maintenance agreement.

“The City of Long Beach is a true leader in sustainability and in responsible planning of its fleet. By having a CNG station, the City is using domestically produced and abundant fuel that has stable pricing, is safer for drivers and is better for the local environment,” said Adam Comora, President of TruStar Energy. “We’re proud to support the City’s commitment to using sustainable fuels.”

The station will have 100 time-fill posts, three 200 HP Ariel compressors, packaged by ANGI, and a PSB gas dryer. The time-fill system will allow the City to plan more efficiently and to store more fuel in vehicles, keeping vehicle downtime to a minimum.

CNG, which fuels as easily as gas or diesel, is safer, allows for fueling without an attendant, and is more readily available than LNG. LNG, on the other hand, requires an attendant wearing protective equipment when fueling, since its cooled to -260° F, and can cause cryogenic burns to skin when accidental contact occurs.

CNG will be more readily available at the station, since it is delivered by the local gas company pipeline. In contrast, LNG must be delivered in cryogenic tanker trucks, stored in cryogenic tanks and only has a seven day shelf life—adding cost and limiting the fuel supply. In addition, CNG fueled vehicles are less expensive to maintain than both LNG and diesel vehicles.

CNG is insulated from the price volatility of diesel and gas resulting from international conflicts and events, which in recent years have been responsible for dramatic price fluctuations for those fuels. As for the environment, CNG-powered engines are clean and quiet; produce 30 percent less greenhouse gases; and do not need the costly exhaust after-treatment devices and diesel exhaust fluids required for diesel engines. Natural gas engines also have an average of 80 to 90 percent lower noise decibel level than diesel engines.

To learn more about TruStar Energy’s CNG fueling station program, visit www.trustarenergy.com.

About TruStar Energy

TruStar Energy, a subsidiary of Fortistar, is one of the nation’s leading developers of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations. With decades of experience in trucking and fueling, the company’s professionals are experts at designing and building CNG fueling stations that are ready on time, on budget and that are profitable for their owners. And with a rapidly growing network of public stations and 24/7 service and support, we’re always there when you need us.

TruStar Energy puts fleet owners in the driver’s seat by offering best-in-class, realistic and affordable options to meet a full range of fueling needs. For additional information, please visit www.trustarenergy.com and follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, andFacebook.

TruStar Energy: True Partnership. For a Change.

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TruStar Energy Media Contact:

Jeffry Swertfeger
jswertfeger@trustarenergy.com
813-957-1846

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TruStar Energy Congratulates FCA US for NGV Industry Award

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(WHITE PLAINS, NY) May 13, 2016 – TruStar Energy, one of the nation’s leading developers of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations, congratulates FCA US LLC for being awarded the 2016 NGV Achievement Award for their leadership in migrating its fleet to CNG. By transitioning to this fuel, FCA US now has the largest private fleet of CNG-powered heavy-duty vehicles in the state of Michigan. Annually, the FCA US CNG fleet is projected to displace nearly 3.3 million gallons of diesel fuel and dramatically reduce CO2 emissions.

TruStar Energy constructed and owns the CNG fueling station located at the FCA US’s North American Detroit Terminal. The CNG station fuels 179 tractor trucks in the FCA Transport fleet with cleaner, domestically produced natural gas.

The NGV Achievement Awards recognize national innovators and early adopters for their outstanding leadership, vision and innovation to advance natural gas as a transportation fuel. The award ceremony was held Wednesday, May 4, at the 2016 Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Southern California.

“Despite the low price of oil, the transition to CNG still makes environmental and financial sense for many fleet owners like FCA US,” said Adam Comora, President of TruStar Energy. “We are a proud partner of FCA US and are thrilled to see them recognized for their leadership.”

CNG is insulated from price volatility of diesel and gas that comes from international conflicts and events, which in recent years has been responsible for dramatic price fluctuations. Plus, fleets that run on CNG have lower exhaust and carbon emissions compared to diesel and gasoline. Also, natural gas engines have an average of 80 percent to 90 percent lower decibel levels than diesel engines.

TruStar Energy has constructed over a hundred private and public CNG fueling stations across the country. To learn more about TruStar Energy’s CNG fueling station program, visit www.trustarenergy.com.

About TruStar Energy

TruStar Energy, a subsidiary of Fortistar, is the fastest growing compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station owner, constructor and service provider in North America. With decades of experience in trucking and fueling, the company’s professionals are experts at designing and building CNG fueling stations that are ready on time, on budget and are swiftly profitable for their owners. And with a rapidly growing network of public stations and 24/7 service and support, we’re always there when you need us.

TruStar Energy puts fleet owners in the driver’s seat by offering best-in-class, realistic and affordable options to meet a full range of fueling needs. For additional information, please visit www.trustarenergy.com and follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

TruStar Energy: True Partnership. For a Change.

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TruStar Energy Media Contact:
Jeffry Swertfeger
jswertfeger@trustarenergy.com
813-957-1846

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TruStar Energy Completes the Largest Private CNG Fueling Station in North America

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TruStar Energy, one of the nation’s leading developers of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations, has completed construction of a private CNG fueling station for FCA US LLC. Located at the company’s North American Detroit Terminal, the CNG station will fuel 179 tractor trucks in FCA Transport’s fleet with cleaner, domestically produced natural gas. With six Ariel compressors able to dispense CNG at nearly 40 gasoline-gallon equivalent (GGE) per minute, it is the largest private fast-fill station in North America.

 

TruStar Energy Opens SW Florida’s First Public CNG Fueling Station in Fort Myers

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(Fort Myers, FL) April 28, 2016 – TruStar Energy, one of the nation’s leading developers of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations, announced today that it has opened a company-owned public CNG fueling station at 5345 Dividend Drive, Fort Myers, Florida.

Located near the crossroads of I-75 and the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the 24/7 CNG fast-fill station is capable of fueling several hundred vehicles a day, delivering stable fuel cost and reduced transportation-related emissions for the Fort Myers area. This station also serves as a midpoint between Tampa and Fort Lauderdale for fleets travelling the I-75 corridor.

“Florida already has a high volume of CNG vehicles on the road today, and even with low diesel prices, we continue to see more fleets switching to CNG from diesel. CNG is cleaner, domestically produced and abundant, and resistant to price volatility,” said Adam Comora, President of TruStar Energy. “Close to several major fleets, as well as a heavy traffic corridor, our new Fort Myers station will be a valuable and productive resource for businesses in the area.”

Last year, TruStar Energy embarked on an accelerated strategy to open company-owned public CNG stations along high-traffic U.S. corridors. The company opened TruStar Energy-owned public fueling stations in Orlando, FL; Tulsa, OK; Houston, TX; and Lafayette, LA.

Designed for future expansion and to provide easy access for commercial fleets, the new Fort Myers TruStar Energy CNG station has four traffic lanes and two dual-hose fast-fill fueling pumps. The station accepts commercial fuel cards such as Comdata or Fuelman, as well as all major credit cards.

Able to dispense 11.6 GGE per minute of fuel, the station currently includes two Ariel JGQ300—250 HP compressors, each generating 736 scfm of gas; one PBS dryer and two ANGI fast-fill dispensers.

“Once again, Ariel is pleased to be the trusted compressor provider for another TruStar Energy and ANGI Energy Systems project. Thank you to TruStar Energy and ANGI for once again recognizing and trusting that Ariel compressors offer industry-leading, world standard quality, unparalleled customer service, and the longest warranty in the industry,” said Brad Couch, CNG Business Development Manager for Ariel Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of reciprocating natural gas compressors.

Couch continued, “Ariel is excited for local businesses in Fort Myers as well as those fleets that travel the I-75 corridor to be able to an finally take advantage of clean and domestic CNG.”

CNG is insulated from price volatility of diesel and gas that comes from international conflicts and events, which in recent years has been responsible for dramatic price fluctuations. Plus, fleets that run on CNG have lower exhaust and carbon emissions compared to diesel and gasoline. Also, natural gas engines have an average of 80 percent to 90 percent lower decibel levels than diesel engines. To learn more about TruStar Energy’s CNG fueling station program, visit www.trustarenergy.com.

About TruStar Energy

TruStar Energy, a subsidiary of Fortistar, is the fastest growing compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station owner, constructor and service provider in North America. With decades of experience in trucking and fueling, the company’s professionals are experts at designing and building CNG fueling stations that are ready on time, on budget and are swiftly profitable for their owners. And with a rapidly growing network of public stations and 24/7 service and support, we’re always there when you need us.

TruStar Energy puts fleet owners in the driver’s seat by offering best-in-class, realistic and affordable options to meet a full range of fueling needs. For additional information, please visit www.trustarenergy.com and follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

TruStar Energy: True Partnership. For a Change.

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TruStar Energy Media Contact:

Jeffry Swertfeger
jswertfeger@trustarenergy.com
813-957-1846

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TruStar Energy to Build and Service 12 Additional CNG Fueling Stations for UPS

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(White Plains, NY) March 18, 2016 – TruStar Energy, one of the nation’s leading developers of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, announced today it was awarded a contract to build 12 additional compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations for UPS (NYSE: UPS). TruStar Energy will also maintain and service the stations under a long-term maintenance agreement.

UPS plans to add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The CNG fueling stations, vehicle purchases and CNG infrastructure totaling $100 million are part of UPS’s ongoing commitment to diversify its fuel sources and reduce its environmental impact.

The 12 new CNG stations will be built by TruStar Energy in Amarillo, Texas; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Columbia, S.C.; El Paso, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; San Antonio, Texas; Tifton, Ga.; Trinidad, Colo., and Willow Grove, Pa. The new CNG tractors to be deployed in these cities will be manufactured by Kenworth. Agility and Quantum Fuel Systems will provide the CNG storage systems. This investment builds on the company’s existing 18 CNG fueling stations in Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. UPS operates CNG vehicles in Germany, the Netherlands and Thailand.

“We are proud to continue our work with UPS to construct and maintain these CNG fueling stations. Building out the CNG fueling infrastructure is a vital part of making cleaner alternative fuels available for leading companies, such as UPS,” said Adam Comora, President of TruStar Energy.

In 2015, TruStar Energy built 15 CNG fueling stations for UPS.

UPS is working to meet its goal of logging one billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet by the end of 2017, using a Rolling Laboratory approach to determine the right alternative fuel solutions to meet the unique needs of route-specific driving environments.

To learn more about TruStar Energy’s CNG fueling station program, visit www.trustarenergy.com.

About TruStar Energy

TruStar Energy, a subsidiary of Fortistar, is one of the nation’s leading developers of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations. With decades of experience in trucking and fueling, the company’s professionals are experts at designing and building CNG fueling stations that are ready on time, on budget and that are profitable for their owners. And with a rapidly growing network of public stations and 24/7 service and support, we’re always there when you need us.

TruStar Energy puts fleet owners in the driver’s seat by offering best-in-class, realistic and affordable options to meet a full range of fueling needs. For additional information, please visit www.trustarenergy.com and follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, andFacebook.

TruStar Energy: True Partnership. For a Change.

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TruStar Energy Media Contact:

Jeffry Swertfeger
jswertfeger@trustarenergy.com
813-957-1846

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UPS Invests $100 Million In Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Vehicles And Related Infrastructure

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US 03/15/16 Atlanta, GA Helping to Create and Support Nationwide Natural Gas Market UPS (NYSE:UPS) announced plans to build an additional 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The CNG fueling stations and vehicle purchases totaling $100 million are part of UPS’s ongoing commitment to diversify its fuel sources and reduce its environmental impact.

“At UPS, we own our fleet and our infrastructure. That allows us to invest for the long-term, rather than planning around near-term fluctuations in fuel pricing,” said Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president global engineering and sustainability. “CNG is part of a broad investment in a variety of alternative fuel vehicles. Taken together, all of our alternative fuel vehicles represent 6% of the more than 100,000 UPS global fleet, and have driven a 10% annual reduction in use of conventional fuel.”

UPS is working to meet its goal of logging one billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet by the end of 2017, using a Rolling Laboratory approach to determine the right alternative fuel solutions to meet the unique needs of route-specific driving environments.

CNG is made by compressing natural gas to less than one percent of the volume it occupies at standard atmospheric pressure. The use of natural gas reduces greenhouse gas emissions six to 11 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy¹.

The 12 new CNG stations will be built by TruStar Energy in Amarillo, Texas; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Columbia, S.C.; El Paso, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; San Antonio, Texas; Tifton, Ga.; Trinidad, Colo., and Willow Grove, Pa. The new CNG tractors to be deployed in these cities will be manufactured by Kenworth. Agility and Quantum Fuel Systems will provide the CNG storage systems. This investment builds on the company’s existing 18 CNG fueling stations in Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia and operates CNG vehicles in Germany, the Netherlands and Thailand.

UPS was one of the initial 13 leading companies to take the Obama Administration’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge, committing to reduce greenhouse gas emission intensity 20 percent by 2020.

UPS operates one of the largest private alternative fuel and advanced technology fleets in the U.S. Its fleet includes more than 6,840 all-electric, hybrid electric, hydraulic hybrid, CNG, LNG, propane and light-weight fuel-saving composite body vehicles.

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. UPS is committed to operating more sustainably – for customers, the environment and the communities we serve around the world. Learn more about our efforts at ups.com/sustainability. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

1. United States Department of Energy, “Natural Gas Vehicle Emissions.” Accessed 03/31/2015

TruStar Energy Expands Despite Record Low Oil Prices

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(White Plains, NY) February 8, 2016 – TruStar Energy, one of the nation’s leading developers of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, announced today that the company completed 41 stations for public and private use, almost doubling the number of CNG stations from 2014, and bringing total completed stations by TruStar Energy to 120. This was accomplished during this period of unusually low oil prices.

The demand for public and private CNG-fueling stations by fleet owners and operators across the U.S. is continuing to increase because the lower carbon fuel delivers more stable pricing, is a cleaner fuel than diesel and can still provide an attractive ROI for certain applications. Lack of a US-wide CNG fueling infrastructure remains a challenge to wider adoption of CNG in the trucking industry.

“Despite the low price of oil, the transition to CNG still makes environmental and financial sense for many fleet owners,” said Adam Comora, President of TruStar Energy. “We are seeing strong demand for CNG fueled vehicles and fueling stations in the refuse industry because of the financial benefits and by municipalities where sustainability is of paramount importance. With the right application, larger corporations that operate their own fleets are beginning to shift to CNG because the economics can still be supported and the abundant, domestically produced fuel shields them from the volatility of diesel prices.”

CNG is insulated from price volatility of diesel and gas that comes from international conflicts and events, which in recent years has been responsible for dramatic price fluctuations. As for the environment, CNG-powered engines produce 30 percent less greenhouse gases, and do not need the costly exhaust after treatment devices and DEF fluid required for diesel engines. Natural gas engines also have an average of 80 to 90 percent lower decibel level than diesel engines.

“With decades of experience in trucking and fueling, the company’s professionals are experts at designing and building CNG fueling stations that are ready on time, on budget and are swiftly profitable for their owners,” said Scott Edelbach, General Manager of TruStar Energy.

For 2016 TruStar Energy sees another strong year of construction revenue growth, expansion of TruStar Energy branded public locations and the continued roll out of a TruStar Energy national service platform. Based on our contracted pipeline, TruStar Energy will be approaching 80 million GGE (gasoline gallon equivalent) under long term service agreements by the end of 2016.

To learn more about TruStar Energy’s CNG fueling station program, visit www.trustarenergy.com.

About TruStar Energy

TruStar Energy, a subsidiary of Fortistar, is one of the nation’s leading developers of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations. With decades of experience in trucking and fueling, the company’s professionals are experts at designing and building CNG fueling stations that are ready on time, on budget and that are profitable for their owners. And with a rapidly growing network of public stations and 24/7 service and support, we’re always there when you need us.

TruStar Energy puts fleet owners in the driver’s seat by offering best-in-class, realistic and affordable options to meet a full range of fueling needs. For additional information, please visit www.trustarenergy.com and follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

TruStar Energy: True Partnership. For a Change. 

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TruStar Energy Media Contact:

Jeffry Swertfeger
jswertfeger@trustarenergy.com
813-957-1846

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TruStar Energy Opens Public CNG Fueling Station in Lafayette, LA

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(Lafayette, LA) September 23, 2015 – TruStar Energy, one of the nation’s leading developers of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations, announced today that it has opened a company-owned public CNG fueling station at 515 E. Verot School Road, Lafayette, LA. The company’s new station will help facilitate continued growth of natural gas as a transportation fuel in the Louisiana market.

“By building out the CNG fueling infrastructure in Louisiana and nationwide, we are incentivizing more fleet owners to make the shift away from diesel and extending the range of CNG-powered fleets already on the road today,” said Adam Comora, President of TruStar Energy.

TruStar Energy has constructed numerous CNG fueling stations across the country. Building on this success, the company has embarked on a strategy to open dozens of company-owned public CNG stations along high-traffic U.S. corridors over the next several years. TruStar Energy opened its first company-owned public fueling station in Orlando, FL in July, followed by stations in Tulsa, OK; Houston, TX; and now Lafayette.

“Louisiana is a one of the nation’s leading producers of natural gas and fueling fleets with state-produced CNG brings economic vitality, reduces transportation-related emissions and creates more local jobs,” said Lauren Lambert-Tompkins, Clean Cities Co-Coordinator, Louisiana Clean Fuels. “We applaud TruStar Energy’s investment in Louisiana’s CNG fueling infrastructure and want to thank them for helping to create a clean fuel future for our state.”

The Lafayette TruStar Energy CNG station has two traffic lanes and two fast-fill fueling pumps, providing easy access for commercial vehicles and private CNG-powered consumer vehicles. The station accepts commercial fuel cards such as Comdata or Fuelman, as well as all major credit cards.

Fleets that run on CNG have lower exhaust and carbon emissions compared to diesel and gasoline. Plus, natural gas engines have an average of 80 percent to 90 percent lower decibel levels than diesel engines. To learn more about TruStar Energy’s CNG fueling station program, visit www.trustarenergy.com.

About TruStar Energy

TruStar Energy, a subsidiary of Fortistar, is the fastest growing compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station owner, constructor and service provider in North America. With decades of experience in trucking and fueling, the company’s professionals are experts at designing and building CNG fueling stations that are ready on time, on budget and are swiftly profitable for their owners. And with a rapidly growing network of public stations and 24/7 service and support, we’re always there when you need us.

TruStar Energy puts fleet owners in the driver’s seat by offering best-in-class, realistic and affordable options to meet a full range of fueling needs. For additional information, please visit www.trustarenergy.com and follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

TruStar Energy: True Partnership. For a Change.

TruStar Energy Opens Public CNG Fueling Station in Houston

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(Houston, TX) August 31, 2015 – TruStar Energy, one of the nation’s leading developers of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations, announced today that it has opened a company-branded public CNG fueling station at 2109 McCue Road in Houston, TX. The company’s new station will help facilitate continued growth of natural gas as a transportation fuel in the Texas market. Recent data from the Texas Comptroller’s office shows that Texas fleet operators are purchasing natural gas in record numbers—sale of the fuel has increased 78% over FY 2014.

“In Texas, there’s a shift taking place in the commercial transportation sector to natural gas and rightfully so—it’s domestically produced, abundant and has tremendous economic and environmental benefits over diesel,” said Adam Comora, President of TruStar Energy. “Our new TruStar Energy CNG public fueling station in Houston will be a valuable resource for area fleets to operate more efficiently and profitably. This, in turn, will help spur the growth of this cleaner, alternative fuel in Texas.”

TruStar Energy currently is constructing dozens of CNG stations across the country. Building on this success, the company has embarked on a strategy to open dozens of company-branded public CNG stations along high-traffic U.S. corridors over the next several years. TruStar Energy opened its first company-branded public fueling station in Orlando in July, a second station in Tulsa, OK earlier this month and now adds Houston to that growing list.

By aggressively expanding America’s network of CNG fueling stations, the company is supporting the domestic energy economy, helping to lower carbon emissions and increase national energy security, while keeping jobs and revenues in the U.S.

“We have seen historical growth in Texas’ natural gas industry over the past decade, and natural gas engine fuel is increasingly growing as a domestic market for this abundant resource,” said David Porter, Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission—the state’s chief energy agency. “We’re resolving the classic ‘chicken and egg problem.’ Fleets are buying more natural gas vehicles because we have more stations. And the more vehicles they buy, the more natural gas refueling stations get built. I applaud TruStar Energy’s investment in Texas’ CNG fueling infrastructure and want to thank them for helping power Texans and the Texas economy.”

The new Houston TruStar Energy CNG station has two traffic lanes and two fast-fill fueling pumps, providing easy access for commercial vehicles and private CNG-powered consumer vehicles. The station is supplied by natural gas from Apache Corporation and accepts commercial fuel cards such as Comdata or Fuelman as well as all major credit cards.

Fleets that run on CNG have lower exhaust and carbon emissions compared to diesel and gasoline. CNG is also insulated from price volatility due to international conflicts and events, which in recent years has been responsible for dramatic price fluctuations for gasoline and diesel. Natural gas engines have an average of 80 percent to 90 percent lower decibel level than diesel engines.

To learn more about TruStar Energy’s CNG fueling station program, visit www.trustarenergy.com. About TruStar Energy TruStar Energy, a subsidiary of Fortistar, is the fastest growing compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station owner, constructor and service provider in North America. With decades of experience in trucking and fueling, the company’s professionals are experts at designing and building CNG fueling stations that are ready on time, on budget and are swiftly profitable for their owners. And with a rapidly growing network of public stations and 24/7 service and support, we’re always there when you need us.

TruStar Energy puts fleet owners in the driver’s seat by offering best-in-class, realistic and affordable options to meet a full range of fueling needs. For additional information, please visit www.trustarenergy.com and follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

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