(SEARCY, AR) APRIL 2, 2015, – TruStar Energy, one of the nation’s largest designers and builders of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure, is excited to announce the grand opening of Krug Energy’s public fast-fill fueling station, located in Searcy, Ark.
The station, designed and constructed by TruStar Energy, has been dispensing fuel since late December – and serves to fuel Krug’s fleet of 20 new Kenworth CNG-powered tractors, as well as trucks from several other local fleets. The station features three dispensers that are suited to fuel both smaller consumer vehicles as well as larger commercial tractors.
“Krug Energy is another perfect example of a company that understands the true long-term cost of energy – and the benefits that migrating to CNG has to offer,” said TruStar Energy President and CEO Adam Comora. “Krug Energy has aggressively migrated away from diesel because they see the opportunity presented by a stable, domestic fuel source.”
The desire to move from diesel to CNG was something that Krug Energy Owner and President Rush Krug saw as a way to minimize fuel supply issues – as well as save money.
“My trucks are burning 2,000 gallons of CNG daily – and even with lower diesel fuel prices at present, we’re saving money,” Krug said, adding that diesel fuel prices would not stay this low for long.
“We haul water for the oil fields, so we’re talking to producers all the time. Everyone knows that there’s no way diesel fuel isn’t going back up. All you have to do is look at the prices of diesel over time.”
In addition to the obvious cost differential between CNG and diesel, vehicle simplicity – especially engine simplicity – is something that Krug sees as equally beneficial.
“We’re running the 12 liter Cummins Westport CNG engine and we’ve had nothing but great success in comparison to our diesel engines,” said Krug. “They’re simple in comparison to similar diesel engines and we’ve had very little down time with the CNG engines.”
According to Krug, they have reduced their downtime by 75% by converting, adding that the diesel’s emission sensors were constantly downing his trucks. This cost additional money and reduced his overall productivity. In addition, the Allison automatic transmissions were easy for his drivers to transition to and are designed to run optimally in concert with the 12 liter engines.
The station, located off of exit 42 on Hwy 67/167, is open 24/7, and accepts all major credit cards as well as major fleet fueling cards.
TruStar Energy LLC is the preferred partner for commercial fleets looking to transition their fuel supply from oil to natural gas. TruStar Energy provides a suite of solutions making the transition as simple and easy as possible for the customer. With station builds throughout the US and Canada, TruStar Energy is a recognized leader in providing CNG infrastructure and CNG fueling solutions.
For more information, contact Aaron Lay at 720-202-7045.