CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 5, 2014) - A newly constructed compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, built by Trillium CNG™, is now operating at the Roche Oil, Inc.'s Pacific Pride Cardlock at 1120 E. Paige Avenue. The station is located along a major trucking route on the south side of Tulare on Exit 85 off Interstate 99 between Fresno and Bakersfield. An open house was held at the station on May 29, 2014.
The new Trillium CNG station is expected to be the primary fueling location for Northwest Food Products Transportation LLC. "This will be good for business and also the environment," said Greg Nelson, transportation manager for Northwest Food Products. "We operate 17 CNG-fueled trucks in our fleet, so having a CNG refueling station nearby will improve our efficiencies in operations."
"We are excited to not only be the official CNG refueling stop in this area for Northwest Food Products, but also thrilled that other CNG fueled vehicles will be able to fill up at the new location and take advantage of other services we provide," said Courtney Roche of Roche Oil, Inc.
Trillium CNG built the refueling station to allow for easy access by heavy-duty fleet trucks. The new CNG station will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It will have two dual-hose dispensers allowing two semitrailers to fuel at the same time, and will feature Trillium CNG's proprietary fast-fill hydraulic intensifier compressor. The station will accept all major credit cards and fleet cards.
"We are excited to bring this environmentally friendly, safe, economical and fuel to fleet vehicles in the Tulare area. It's great we can partner with both Northwest Food Products and Roche Oil who clearly understand the benefits of natural gas as a transportation fuel for heavy-duty fleets," said Mary Boettcher, president, Trillium CNG.
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About Trillium CNG
Trillium CNG is a leading provider of CNG to fleets and also offers complete facility design, construction, operation and maintenance services. The company focus is on providing fueling assistance to heavy-duty fleets that require high performance solutions. For more information, visit www.TrilliumCNG.com. Trillium CNG is a business unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc. (
About Integrys Energy Group, Inc.
Integrys Energy Group, Inc. is a diversified energy holding company with regulated natural gas and electric utility operations (serving customers in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin), an approximate 34 percent equity ownership interest in American Transmission Co. (a federally regulated electric transmission company) and nonregulated energy operations. For more information, visit www.integrysgroup.com.
About Land O'Lakes, Inc. / Northwest Food Products Transportation, LLC
A Key Dairy Industry Hauler, Northwest Food Products Transportation brings milk hauling and logistical expertise to a broad assortment of dairy industry organizations. The company transports more than seven million pounds of milk and finished dairy products each day and dispatches contract haulers who carry another 26 million pounds of milk per day.
About Roche Oil, Inc.
Roche Oil, Inc. is a family owned and operated business since 1963 when it was opened by Courtney Roche, Sr., and his wife Hazel. Today, Roche Oil, Inc. strives to provide the best products and services. They distribute wholesale fuel to farm, commercial, and industrial accounts throughout the Central Valley of California. Customers may fuel trucks using card access 24 hours a day and they may also visit the Mobil convenience store and deli during store hours, where drivers can get "the best subs on the 99".