Trillium CNG and Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. are Bringing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Stations to Arizona in 2012The Stations will Fuel Golden Eagle’s Fleet and Provide Public CNG Fueling in Tucson and Casa Grande
Chicago, IL (April 12, 2012) - Trillium CNG and Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. announced the scheduled opening of two compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Arizona. The two sites, located in Tucson and Casa Grande, will provide CNG fuel for Golden Eagle’s fleet of class 7 and 8 trucks. Both sites will be open to the public 24 hours per day, seven days per week providing convenient access to CNG in the surrounding areas.
The stations will incorporate the Pinnacle hydraulic intensifier compressor, which optimizes the use of the high pressure storage at the station. This will allow trucks to fuel at rates of 8 to 10 gallons per minute with the reliability that Trillium CNG customers have come to rely on.
Construction for the Tucson site began in March 2012 and the Casa Grande site will break ground shortly. The Tucson site, scheduled to open in June 2012, will be located at 705 E Ajo Way. The Casa Grande site, located at 1000 N Jefferson Avenue, will follow closely behind with a scheduled opening in August. Trillium CNG will build, operate and maintain both locations.
The stations will accept major credit cards and fleet cards. Special fuel pricing programs will be available to encourage other fleets to take advantage of the economic and environmental benefits of CNG.
“These stations create the needed infrastructure to serve our CNG fleets,” said Bill Osteen, Senior Vice President Operations, Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. “Working with Trillium allows us to share that CNG infrastructure with other fleets and the public, making CNG a more viable option for other local fleets and individuals. We are proud to be able to provide this infrastructure to our communities.” “We are excited to support Golden Eagle in their pioneering efforts to make use of a clean, domestic and abundant resource – natural gas fuel,” said Charles Koontz, VP of Commercial Operations for Trillium CNG. “The low price of CNG is changing the equation for truck fleets. The savings from using natural gas will provide a rapid payback for the project and create ongoing value for the company.”
About Trillium CNG
Trillium CNG is a service of Integrys Transportation Fuels. Integrys Transportation Fuels provides exceptional CNG fueling solutions through Trillium CNG and manufactures the Pinnacle CNG line of hydraulic intensifier compressors. The company has primary offices in Chicago, Ill.; Green Bay, Wis.; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Midland, Texas. Integrys Transportation Fuels, LLC, is a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG). Integrys Energy Group is a diversified holding company with regulated utility operations operating through six wholly owned subsidiaries, and nonregulated operations through its wholly owned nonregulated subsidiary, Integrys Energy Services; and also a 34% equity ownership interest in American Transmission Company LLC (an electric transmission company operating in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Illinois). Learn more about all Integrys companies at www.integrysgroup.com.
For more information about Trillium CNG please visit www.trilliumusa.com.
About Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc.
Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. has been the exclusive distributor of Anheuser-Busch products across most of Arizona since its creation in 1974. The family-owned company is headquartered in Tucson with offices in Buckeye, Casa Grande, Flagstaff, Globe, Show Low, and Tempe, Arizona.
Beverage World Magazine, a national beverage trade magazine, has named Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. 2012 Fleet of the Year. “Arizona-based Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. has a long history of keeping its fleet on the leading edge of technology and operational strategy,” said Tom Kelley, Fleet Editor, Beverage World Magazine.
In 2011, Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. converted its entire Tucson heavy duty delivery fleet of 24 vehicles to Compressed Natural Gas. The CNG delivery fleet will greatly reduce Golden Eagle’s carbon footprint and create cost savings over time.
For more information about Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. please visit www.gedaz.com.
For More Information, Contact:
Vice President, Commercial Operations, Trillium CNG
Media Relations Coordinator, Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc.
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The APTA Annual Meeting is the most important annual event in the public transportation industry. Transit professionals from throughout the country will come to the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio to learn, network, discuss timely industry topics, and develop solutions to the industry's challenges.
Trillium will be participating in this year's Products and Services Showcase, as well as several of the meeting's informational sessions.
Visit Trillium at Booth 412 in Exhibit Hall A of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to learn more about CNG fueling solutions for the transit industry. The Products and Services Showcase will be open Sunday, 6 - 8 PM, and Monday, 11:30 AM - 2 PM.
Find the complete meeting schedule for the APTA Annual Meeting here.
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Storage vessels are designed to hold gas at high pressure after it leaves the compressors. Regardless of a CNG station's fueling pattern or dispensing system (slow-fill or fast-fill), gas storage systems can be extremely useful in reducing fill times and ensuring fuel availability at all times.
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Fleet and Fuels Magazine recently interviewed Trillium Senior VP Bill Zobel for their Wastecon issue. In the article, Zobel highlighted the importance of smaller compressor packages that deliver "reliable fueling at fair prices."
The Fleets and Fuels Magazine article can be found online here.
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Though it is certainly possible to successfully operate a CNG fueling station with a single compressor, in most cases fleets want fueling redundancy, to prevent potential fueling downtime and missed rollouts.
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