GAIN Clean Fuel teams with Roehl to open CNG station

GAIN Clean Fuel teams with Roehl to open CNG station

From left: Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport vice-president of workforce development and administration; Rick Roehl, Roehl chief executive officer; Stephenie Wix, GAIN Clean Fuel national sales support and business development manager; Carl Lisek, South Shore Clean Cities Inc–Northern Indiana executive director; Celina Weatherwax from US Rep Pete Visclosky’s office; Chuck Hughes, executive director of the Gary IN Chamber of Commerce; Richard Leverett, interim chief of staff for the City of Gary; and Richard Commer, City of Gary.

GAIN Clean Fuel, a division of US Oil, has partnered with Roehl Transport to open a new compressed natural gas station (CNG) in Gary IN. The new GAIN station provides easy-access, fast-fill capabilities and is strategically located for carriers along Interstate 80/90, a major shipping corridor. GAIN has 32 fuel stations open or under construction across the nation in 15 states.
Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport vice-president, cites the environment and the operational efficiencies of CNG as principal reasons for the partnership.
“We’ve made significant investments in our equipment, facilities and training programs to increase our energy efficiencies and decrease our fuel consumption. We see US Oil as a strategic partner in helping us reach our company goals for energy use and conservation,” he said.
 “This is a great partnership and one we encourage other carriers to consider,” said Carl Lisek, executive director of South Shore Clean Cities Inc. “Utilizing natural gas as a transportation fuel offers significant economic and air quality benefits. In addition, CNG emits fewer air pollutants than conventional diesel fuel, so we all benefit from the growing popularity of CNG.”
CNG is domestically produced in Indiana and throughout the United States, and it contributes to a less volatile fuel price that is $1.00 to $1.50 cheaper than diesel.
“This partnership continues our build-out of a nationwide network of CNG stations,” said Bill Renz, general manager for the GAIN Clean Fuel Division of US Oil. “The Gary station not only gives Roehl Transport a CNG fueling location along a key truck route, but it also delivers an economic, clean-fuel alternative for their fleet, consistent with the company’s environmentally-responsible green policy.”
It’s projected that this newest station will replace the equivalent of 450,000 gallons of diesel fuel in the next year and more than 5 million gallons in the next five years. That equates to a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of more than 1,000 tons in the next year and more than 10,000 tons over five years. GAIN is on track to build 100 stations across the United States over the next three years.
For more information, access www.gaincleanfuel.com, www.usoil.com, or www.RoehlTransport.com.

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