CNG Fueling Station for Business
Unlike gasoline or diesel stations, compressed natural gas stations are not “one size fits all.” Building a CNG station for a retail application or a fleet requires calculating the right combination of pressure and storage needed for the types of vehicles being fueled. Making the right choices about the size of compressor and the amount of storage at the station makes a big difference in the cost of fuel and range for vehicles.
NGV Texas has expertise and strategic relationships to provide our fleet conversion clients with CNG fueling options.
If Publicly accessible fueling station is not available near your location we can assist providing SMALL BUSINESS CNG FUELING UNIT Setup that works the best for you. Please call our office and let us help you to identify the best option for your fleet.
There are two types of compressed natural gas (CNG) infrastructure: time-fill and fast-fill. The main structural differences between the two systems are the amount of storage capacity available and the size of the compressor. These factors determine the amount of fuel dispensed and time it takes for CNG to be delivered. We typically refer to time-fill when CNG station is set up for vehicles to be parked in one location and slow fuel over night. It is a much easier and economically beneficial option than fast-fill.
If parking vehicles in one place for 6-8 hours is not an option, fast fill is the way to go. Fast-fill stations are generally best suited for retail situations where light-duty vehicles, such as vans, pickups, and sedans, arrive randomly and need to fill up quickly. The equipment needed takes up about the size of a parking space. CNG can also be served up in dispensers alongside gasoline or other alternative fuels.
Fast-fill stations receive fuel from a local utility line at a low pressure and then use a compressor on site to compress the gas to a high pressure. Once compressed the CNG moves to a series of storage vessels so the fuel is ready to go for a quick fill-up. Drivers filling up at a fast fill station experience similar fill times to gasoline fueling stations—less than 5 minutes for a 20 gallon equivalent tank. CNG at fast-fill stations is often stored in the vessels at a high service pressure (4,300 psi), so it can deliver fuel to a vehicle faster than fuel coming directly from the compressor, which delivers fuel at a lower volume.
The number of CNG fueling stations is rapidly growing in United States. Find natural gas fueling stations by location or along a route.