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Loves Truck Stops, 99 cents per gallon CNG fueling!

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G. David Felt
Alternative Fuels
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www.CheersandGears.com

 

 

Loves Truck Stops, 99 cents per gallon CNG fueling!

 

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Loves truck stops posted to their web site the announcement of 5 new CNG fueling centers that now offer CNG Fast Fill at only 99 cents per gallon.

 

  1. San Antonio, Texas – I-35, Exit 144
  2. Rockwall, Texas - I-30, Exit 70
  3. Katy, Texas – I-10, Exit 737
  4. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – I-40, Exit 166
  5. Amarillo, Texas - I-40, Exit 74

Loves now offers CNG Fast Fill fueling at 11 truck stops. They started off with what they call the Texas Triangle with CNG fast fill available in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. They now have pushed up into Amarillo Texas and Choctaw Oklahoma. They plan to cover the I-40 1300 mile stretch with CNG Fast fill fueling by the end of 2015. Love states their CNG fueling system allows them to fill a 100 gallon tank in 10 minutes or less.

 

http://www.loves.com/AboutUs/MediaCenter/News/CNGavailablefor99centsat5newlocations.aspx

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