A new fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station built by Trillium CNG has opened in Nashville. Trillium will operate and maintain the station, it said, which will serve as the primary southeast fueling station for Green Bay, WI-based Paper Transport.

The station will also be open to the public. Paper Transport has 100 natural gas-powered vehicles.

“We recognized the need to offer customers a cleaner, more cost-effective fuel alternative and are pleased to partner with Trillium CNG on the opening,” said Rob Jewell, vice president for Tri Star Energy, which owns the Pacific Pride station. “CNG fleets travelling these corridors – as well as local fleets – now have a conveniently located option open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

The station uses a public access card reader system and is designed to allow easy access in and out by heavy-duty fleet trucks. The two dual hose dispensers allow two semitrailers to fuel at the same time, and features Trillium CNG’s proprietary fast-fill hydraulic intensifier compressor.

“We are proud to be working with Tri Star Energy and Paper Transport, who both recognize the importance of making CNG available in the Nashville market," said Mary Boettcher, president of Trillium CNG. "Fleet operators know that we stake our reputation on delivering a great fueling experience for our customers – fast, safe and reliable.” Boettcher also added that in addition to the environmental impacts, 98 percent of the natural gas used in the United States is produced in North America, and fleets save an average of $1.50 per/dge (diesel gasoline equivalent) versus diesel.