TruStar Energy has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for Basin Disposal in Pasco, WA.

The time-fill station is equipped with TruStar’s PFS Elite 150 portable fuel system.

It will initially fill Basin’s current CNG fleet, which is composed of four vehicles. Plans call for the addition of more vehicles, said Basin Disposal’s president, Darrick Dietrich.

“We currently have four CNG-powered trucks in our fleet and two pickup trucks that have been converted to run on CNG, but plan to add an additional five next year,” said Dietrich. “We’re speeding up our normal replacement schedule to increase our return on investment.”

The PFS Elite 150 is a portable product, a “blending of technology and practicality” for smaller fleet owners or those that have fleets distributed between several locations that each need natural gas fueling, TruStar said.

“We updated our original PFS design to make it more modular as well as easier to service,” said Scott Edelbach, TruStar Energy sales vice president.

“We had a lot of customers tell us they loved the idea of a portable system, but wanted the flexibility to easily add more compressors to keep pace with their expanding fleets,” he continued. “Our engineering department took those comments and established a common frame that would allow for up to three compressors [PFS Elite 225], while maintaining the portability of the system.”