The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Business

October 9, 2012

Compressed natural gas site opens for Oklahoma trucks

OKLAHOMA CITY — A truck stop chain has opened its first compressed natural gas facility for heavy-duty trucks in Oklahoma.

Love’s Travel Stops opened the facility Monday on Interstate 40 at the Morgan Road exit in Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma City-based company says the CNG filling station demonstrates its commitment to offering natural gas as an alternative fuel for the trucking industry. Love’s says compressed natural gas costs about $2 less per gallon than diesel fuel, on which most big rigs run.

Love’s also announced Monday that it is testing its first 11.9-liter CNG engine with plans to purchase more for its 300-truck, fuel delivery fleet.

In 2011, Love’s began offering CNG for light-duty and consumer vehicles at smaller locations in Oklahoma. That was through a Chesapeake Energy, another Oklahoma City-based company.

 

1
Text Only
Business
Poll

Do you plan on voting in the Aug. 5 elections being held in Missouri and Kansas?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
NDN Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction