Amp Americas announced the grand opening of its new public-access Amp CNG fueling station in Buda, Texas, with US Foods serving as the station’s anchor fleet.
The new station, supplied by Texas-produced natural gas, is Buda’s first CNG fueling station and the company’s eighth station in the state.
The company hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and conducted a ceremonial first fueling on Monday. Those in attendance included Texas State Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, and Amp CNG and US Foods executives.
Located at 1529 Turnersville Road, adjacent to the US Foods distribution center in Buda, right off I-35 at exit 221, the Amp CNG ultra fast-fill CNG station is now open to the public and takes all major credit and fleet cards. The station is fueling US Foods’ Buda-based fleet of 50 CNG trucks. The current price is $1.99 per gas gallon equivalent.
“We are excited to introduce a much cleaner, more cost effective, domestic fuel to Buda and to be partnering with US Foods to improve air quality,” said Grant Zimmerman, CEO at Amp Americas. “The opening of our twentieth CNG station reaffirms our deep commitment to a low-carbon future.”
Amp plans on eventually supplying the station with renewable natural gas (RNG).
The new station marks Amp CNG’s eighth in Texas, bringing its total station network to 20. The company’s other stations in Texas are located in Amarillo, Harrold, Waco, Brock, Rosenberg, Sweetwater and Kerrville.
When possible, Amp stations are supplied with natural gas produced in the host state.
Amp Americas continues to expand its national footprint and to invest heavily in dairy RNG projects across the country to bring more ultra-low carbon index gas to market.
Earlier this year, Renewable Dairy Fuels, a business unit of Amp Americas, began construction on the country’s largest on-farm anaerobic digester-to-vehicle fuel operation. Located in Fair Oaks, Indiana, the dairy project will be the company’s second biogas facility producing renewable natural gas from dairy waste for transportation fuel. The company aims to deliver Amp Renew, its 100 percent RNG, to all 20 of its fueling stations as it brings on future projects.
(From left to right in the photo above are Jerry Greiner, senior director of fleet management, US Foods; John Fowler, area president – South Texas, US Foods; CV Belanger, vice-president of operations, US Foods; Steven Josephs, co-founder of Amp Americas/Amp CNG; Texas State Rep. Jason Isaac; and Dario Skocir, vice-president of operational excellence, US Foods).