WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2013) - Reinforcing its support of eco-friendly alternative fuels, Universal Lubricants® executives and employees today joined state and local officials to celebrate the grand opening of the first public Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle fueling station in Wichita.
Located adjacent to Universal Lubricants' headquarters and high state-of-the-art re-refinery in north-central Wichita, the CNG fueling station is owned and operated by CNG Services LLC and supplied by the energy experts at Black Hills Energy, provider to more than 110,000 natural gas customers in Kansas.
"This new station will make CNG a more convenient alternative for Wichita area fleet owners and individual motorists," said John Wesley, CEO of Universal Lubricants. "We're extremely pleased to welcome CNG Services to the neighborhood."
The day-long grand opening event at 2950 N. Ohio Street included remarks from local business and community leaders, a "Natural Gas Vehicles 101" presentation by experts from CNG Services and Black Hills Energy, a station tour, and displays of natural gas vehicles.
Universal Lubricants manufactures and distributes the high performance Eco Ultra® (http://www.ecoultraoil.com/) line of sustainable motor oils, engine oils and transmission fluids, including Eco Ultra® CNG/LNG Engine Oil, which eliminates the use of petroleum products made from virgin crude in CNG fleets and vehicles.
"Clean burning natural gas is a safe, reliable, cost-effective alternative to gasoline and diesel fuel, but even the most environmentally responsible fleet owner sometimes forgets that when traditional oil is used, there's still a petroleum-based product in CNG engines," Wesley said. "Engine oil represents a critical piece of the puzzle for CNG fleet operators and our high performance Eco Ultra CNG engine oil helps maximize the environmental, operational and financial benefits of CNG engines."
Introduced in February 2012, Eco Ultra CNG/LNG Engine Oil is available in SAE 15W-40. Earlier this year, it was certified for use in the high performance natural gas engines designed and manufactured by Cummins Inc. and Detroit Diesel Corporation.
Eco Ultra is made from crystal clear, re-refined base oil that's purified and blended with high performance additives to protect vehicles and the environment. A leader in the zero waste movement, Universal Lubricants' infinitely repeatable closed loop cycle turns a previously non-renewable resource -- used motor oil -- into a renewable one through its re-refining process.
The North Ohio Street location is the first of five fueling stations CNG Services plans to open in the Wichita area over the next three years. In addition to Black Hills Energy, CNG Services' natural gas suppliers will include Kansas Gas Service of Overland Park, which provides clean, reliable natural gas to communities throughout Kansas and relies on Universal Lubricants Eco Ultra engine oil to keep its fleet running clean and in peak performance.
For more information about Universal Lubricants and Eco Ultra products, please visit www.universallubes.com. For more information about the new fueling station call 316-494-8264.
About Universal Lubricants®
Founded in 1929, Universal Lubricants is a driving force in used oil collection, base oil refining and distribution. Through its closed loop process, the company collects, re-refines, blends and re-distributes its own engine oils and lubricants - never losing guardianship within the chain - to ensure that every quart is of the highest quality for optimal performance. Universal Lubricants operates 36 facilities nationally, including one of the world's most technologically advanced re-refineries in Wichita, Kansas. A leader in research and development, Universal Lubricants is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company and employs more than 465 workers. For more information visit www.universallubes.com.