Love’s Travel Stops will add fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling capabilities to its Amarillo, Texas location. The station is expected to be open by the second quarter of this year.

Located on Interstate 40 at exit 74, the addition of the station brings the number of Love’s CNG stations to 11 in Texas and Oklahoma.

“Our expansion signifies the natural progression of working with fleets interested in the fuel cost savings offered by Love’s Fast-Fill CNG,” said Jon Archard, director of fleet sales at Love’s. “Professional drivers filling up with CNG see a $2 savings per gallon-equivalent over diesel. That economic edge creates an incentive for fleets to look into the viability of fast-fill CNG.”

As part of its expansion, Love’s has purchased 55 CNG-powered trucks for its own fuel hauling fleet, including five for its Amarillo location.

“By introducing CNG into our private truck fleet, Gemini Motor Transport, Love’s is better able to anticipate our customer’s fueling needs,” Archard said. “We know solutions that work for our fleet can work for our customer as well.”

Love’s CNG stations are designed to deliver a fill rate of at least 10 gals. per minute in all lanes, meaning a driver can fill a 100 gal.-equivalent tank in 10 minutes or less.