GAIN Clean Fuel Opens its First Public CNG Station in Quebec
Posted: November 17, 2015
COTEAU-DU-LAC, QC — Representatives from C.A.T., U.S. Venture Gain Fuel Canada, and Gaz Métro, along with local and regional dignitaries, celebrated on Friday the grand opening of the first GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) public station in Quebec.
Located at 4 Transport Street in the industrial park of Coteau-du-Lac, the facility will provide the North American carrier with alternative fuel to support C.A.T.’s growing fleet of CNG trucks.
The partnership involves U.S. Venture Gain Fuel Canada, which owns the GAIN Clean Fuel brand, which built and operates the station, and Gaz Métro, the supplier of natural gas to the facility.
“We’re proud to be a leader in the industry in utilizing CNG to reduce emissions,” said C.A.T. Inc. President Daniel Goyette. “We’ve made an investment in our future with the conversion of more than 100 trucks to CNG. It’s been a very positive move by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and creating fuel price stability. We couldn’t be happier with our partnership to make this facility a reality.” Nearly a third of C.A.T.’s fleet of 350 tractors operates on CNG.
This is the second of five GAIN Clean Fuel station locations to open in partnership with C.A.T. The first station opened in Mississauga, ON on Oct. 26.
The other three stations locations include Laredo, TX; Charlotte, NC and Scranton, PA. These stations are finishing up on construction and will be opening soon.
The Coteau-du-Lac location, like all other GAIN Clean Fuel stations, will provide easy‑access, fast-fill capabilities and will be open for use by other fleets and the general public. They will also have fleet card acceptance capabilities for trucker convenience and provide reliability to ensure that fleets have a consistent fuel source, according to the company.