CAYCE – The Midland’s largest compressed natural gas fueling station has begun operating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held by UPS, TruStar Energy and SCE&G.
The station serves a fleet of 35 UPS tractor trailers designed to run on CNG, which emits lower amounts of greenhouse gasses than gasoline or diesel fuel.
Located on the campus of the UPS Customer Center in West Columbia, the station is the largest one in SCE&G’s natural gas service territory.
CNG station developer TruStar Energy designed and built the facility, working closely with SCE&G to plan for increased natural gas delivery. To increase natural gas capacity to the site, SCE&G replaced approximately 1,600 feet of pipeline.
“We’re proud to provide clean, safe natural gas to help UPS fuel its South Carolina fleet operations,” said Rusty Harris, senior vice president of gas distribution for SCE&G. “Knowing this fuel will help lower carbon emissions and have a positive environmental impact for communities we serve is an added bonus.”
The new CNG station is one of 12 that UPS has committed to build as a part of the logistics company’s commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emission intensity 20 percent by 2020.
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