UPS, a global leader in package and freight logistics, announced plans, March 23 to build an additional 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations. In addition, the company plans to add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The 12 CNG stations will feature Ohio-made Ariel gas compressors packaged by ANGI Energy Systems; the units will be installed by TruStar Energy.
“TruStar Energy is proud to use Ariel compressors exclusively for our station designs requiring 100 HP units or higher. Their quality and commitment to TruStar Energy and our customers is simply untouchable by any other compressor manufacturer. Our customers and TruStar Energy’s reputation rely on the quality of American-made Ariel compressors. Since 2009, we’ve fielded 160 Ariels for a reason: they have no equal,” said Jeffry Swertfeger, Director of Marketing, TruStar Energy.
The $100 million project is part of UPS’s ongoing commitment to diversify its fuel sources and reduce its environmental impact. The company currently operates one of the largest private alternative fuel and advanced technology fleets in the United States. Its current fleet includes over 6,840 alternatively fueled vehicles.
“We applaud UPS for its commitment to using abundantly available, domestically produced CNG as fuel for its corporate fleet,” said Robert Drews, Director of Marketing, Ariel Corporation. “Additionally, we appreciate TruStar’s selection of Ariel’s gas compression equipment for the project via ANGI, one of Ariel’s CNG Packaging Distribution Partners.”
Ariel Corporation offers separable reciprocating compressors engineered specifically for CNG. Ariel CNG compressors now feature ultra-low emission packings, which are used to reduce fugitive emissions at CNG stations.
“ANGI Energy Systems is proud to work with Ariel to help fulfill UPS’s commitment to diversify its fuel sources by using clean, domestic, abundant CNG,” said Jared Hightower, Vice President of Sales, ANGI Energy Systems. “By using CNG, UPS is setting a great example for other fleet-driven companies seeking better fuels.”
In addition to CNG applications, Ariel compressors are used throughout the world for a wide variety of energy applications. To date, over 53,000 Ariel compressors have been sold in more than 120 countries worldwide.