Love’s Travel Stops is adding more fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling lanes at eight of its travel stops in Texas. The lanes, to be installed at locations on highways between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, are expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of this year.

“The major interstate corridors between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio are ideal locations to place fast-fill CNG for adopters of this natural-gas alternative,” said Jon Archard, director of fleet sales at Love’s. “A typical Class 8 truck can cover up to 450 mi. after filling up with CNG, so Love’s locations near these three metro areas make sense. A gallon equivalent of CNG is significantly less than a gallon of diesel or LNG, so the drivers and fleets running on CNG see dramatic cost benefits.”

The following locations are being equipped with CNG lanes:

  • Ft. Worth - I-35 W, Exit 40
  • Dallas - I-35/I-20, Exit 466
  • Rockwall - I-30, Exit 283
  • Willis – I-45, Exit 95
  • Houston – 610 Loop, Exit 24A
  • Katy – I-10, Exit 737
  • San Antonio – I-35, Exit 144
  • Seguin – I-10, Exit 604

Love’s began offering CNG for light-duty and consumer vehicles at locations in Oklahoma in 2010. In 2012, the company opened its first fast-fill CNG dispensers for heavy-duty trucks at the Love’s Travel Stop off Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City.

“At our existing location in Oklahoma City, drivers are experiencing fill times comparable to fueling with diesel,” said Archard. “Speed is a top priority for Love’s because our fast-fill CNG dispensers are located on our diesel islands. We are focused on our customers and know professional drivers need to fuel quickly and get back on the road.”