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Seaboard Foods, Guymon-based subsidiary embracing CNG

Seaboard Foods and subsidiary High Plains Bioenergy continue to add trucks that run on compressed natural gas, so they have signed a contract with TruStar Energy to build a large new fueling station in Guymon.
by Jay F. Marks Modified: April 18, 2014 at 11:00 am •  Published: April 17, 2014
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Pork producer Seaboard Foods isn’t wasting much time in its push to bring sustainability to its operations.

The company has embraced compressed natural gas as a cleaner-burning alternative to diesel or gasoline.

Subsidiary High Plains Bioenergy began using CNG-fueled trucks to deliver its biodiesel last year, when it added 45 new trucks to its fleet.

That number now has grown to 103, with Seaboard Foods CEO Terry Holton saying it could go even higher.

“Seaboard Foods continues to investigate other opportunities to integrate CNG into our fleet operations, and we are excited about the potential for expansion in the near future,” he said.

High Plains has contracted with TruStar Energy to build a large fast-fill CNG station in Guymon. The dual-compression station will be configured to serve a wide array of trucks that Seaboard and its subsidiaries use to move their products.

It will be California-based TruStar’s first fueling station in Oklahoma, but it has built more than 60 stations throughout the country since 2008.

“Building this station for High Plains Bioenergy and Seaboard Foods is very exciting to us at TruStar Energy because we’re working with another company with a strong commitment to renewable energy,” TruStar Vice President Scott Edelbach said.

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by Jay F. Marks
Energy Reporter
Jay F. Marks has been covering Oklahoma news since graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1996. He worked in Sulphur and Enid before joining The Oklahoman in 2005. Marks has been covering the energy industry since 2009.
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