TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA OPENS FIRST LNG FUELING LANES IN CALIFORNIA
TravelCenters of America, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, has announced the opening of its first two LNG fueling lanes at its Petro location in Ontario, California. The new station is located off I-10. Additionally, TravelCenters has completed retrofitting five of its TA and Petro Truck Service facilities to bring them in line with industry standards and regulations for completing truck service repairs on both CNG and LNG trucks. These facilities are located in Ontario, California; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Baytown, Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. The Ontario and future stations will add LNG dispensers to existing fueling lanes dispensing diesel and DEF. “This ensures that those lanes can be fully utilized while the demand for LNG ramps up over the coming months and years,” said Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. “By locating the LNG lanes with the existing fuel lanes, we haven’t interrupted truck traffic flow, or reduced available truck parking spaces at these sites.” TravelCenters plans to have ten more fueling sites open by the end of 2014.