Piedmont Natural Gas Parallels What it Calls, ‘tremendous growth in demand for compressed natural gas'

By Rich Piellisch, Fleets & Fuels.

Adapts to Larger Natural Gas Vehicles Fleets With an Improving Infrastructure for Fueling

Piedmont Natural Gas has opened its eleventh compressed natural gas fueling outlet and continues to work with ANGI Energy to both expand its network and update its existing stations.

The Duke Energy utility is bolstering its own natural gas vehicles fleet too.

In addition to evaluating new locations in its tri-state service area of Tennessee and the Carolinas, “We’re also looking at infrastructure within our existing locations,” says utility natural gas vehicles director David Nestor.

More Lanes, Easier to Pay

And, in addition to the new station in Hickory, N.C., Piedmont has added new fueling lanes for heavy trucks at its existing CNG outlet in Nashville – the facility boasts an unusual multi-level layout – and it is rebuilding at Fayetteville, N.C. – “a whole new station,” Nestor says, with an eye to serving trucks plying the I-95 corridor.