Love’s Travel Stops continues to expand its network of compressed natural gas fueling facilities for heavy-duty trucks and passenger vehicles.
The Oklahoma City-based convenience store and truck stop chain celebrated the opening of its newest CNG station Wednesday in Dallas, near the intersection of Interstate 20 and Interstate 35.
Love’s now has six locations with fast-fill CNG fueling for trucks and passenger vehicles, including five in the so-called Texas Triangle.
“The availability of CNG at another travel stop along the Texas Triangle between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio gives professional drivers and leisure travelers more fueling options,” Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications at Love’s, said in a news release. “By introducing the fueling alternative at this location and others, travel between these three cities and beyond is feasible using CNG.”
Love’s plans to introduce CNG at three more Texas Triangle locations in the coming months, as it builds out its network to meet customer demand.
The company has seven other CNG locations in the works in Oklahoma and four other states.
Bill Cashmareck, general manager of natural gas at Love’s, said the company is monitoring the market for additional demand.
“We always say we’re one phone call away from the next CNG station,” he said. “All it takes is for one customer to call us.”
Love’s has more than 260 travel stops nationwide.
Cashmareck said Love’s outfitted two of the diesel lanes for trucks at its Dallas location with CNG, while creating two spots for passenger cars and trucks to fill up with natural gas under the canopy in that part of the station.
“Our plans are always to have them under the canopy,” he said. “We think it’s just a safer experience for the drivers.”