Love’s Travel Stops opens its first fast-fill CNG location in Ohio
OKLAHOMA CITY, November 17, 2014 – Motorists and fleets in Burbank, Ohio, now have the option of filling their tanks for $1.99 per gallon. Leaders from Love’s Travel Stops celebrated the addition of one of the area’s newest compressed natural gas (CNG) facilities today. The addition of the alternative fuel to Love’s current travel stop in Burbank marks the company’s first CNG location in Ohio and its 10th overall.
"Our CNG network is rapidly expanding as the demand for this lower-cost fueling alternative increases in Ohio and across the nation,” said Bill Cashmareck, general manager of natural gas at Love’s. “Burbank is an ideal location for us to introduce CNG in Ohio because a high volume of professional drivers and motorists can take advantage of the cost savings."
Ohio state Sen. Troy Balderson attended the ribbon cutting for the new CNG facility. He and state Rep. Sean O’Brien have introduced a bill that would create financial incentives for those who purchase or convert to alternative fuel vehicles. O’Brien said the opening of additional CNG facilities supports the message of the bill.
"I am beyond excited that Love’s is opening a new compressed natural gas fueling station at their travel stop in the Lodi-Burbank area,” said O’Brien. “This investment will help to make our state a leader in natural gas development. It is my hope that investments such as this, coupled with the passage of House Bill 336, will help all of Ohio to become a national leader in the use of alternative fuels for transportation."
Illinois-based Dillon Transport will be the anchor customer at the Burbank location. The transport company operates more than 400 trucks and 700 trailers nationwide. The opening of the new station has allowed them to designate 20 CNG trucks to the Burbank area.
CNG is available for $1.99 at a total of 10 Love’s locations, as well as a variety of other items and services Love’s is known for, including quick-service restaurants, showers, name-brand snacks and more. With convenient locations close to interstates and highways, drivers have easy access to in-lane CNG that offers a reliable fill rate of greater than 10 gallons per minute, meaning a driver can fill a 100-gallon equivalent tank in 10 minutes or less. Drivers have the benefit of earning points on their My Love Rewards cards when purchasing CNG.Fast-fill locations now open:
1. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – I-40, Exit 140
2. Willis, Texas – I-45, Exit 95
3. Houston, Texas – 610 Loop, Exit 24A
4. Dallas, Texas - I-35/I-20, Exit 466
5. Ft. Worth, Texas - I-35 W, Exit 40
6. Katy, Texas – I-10, Exit 737
7. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – I-40, Exit 166
8. Rockwall, Texas - I-30, Exit 283
9. San Antonio, Texas – I-35, Exit 144
10. Burbank, Ohio – I-71, Exit 204
Fast-fill locations coming soon:
11. Seguin, Texas – I-10, Exit 604
12. Amarillo, Texas - I-40, Exit 74
13. Williams, Arizona – I-40, Exit 163
14. Albuquerque, New Mexico – I-40, Exit 158
15. Ardmore, Oklahoma – I-35, Exit 32
16. Webbers Falls, Oklahoma – I-40, Exit 287
17. West Memphis, Arkansas – I-40, Exit 280
18. Thomson, Georgia – I-20, Exit 172
About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Founded in 1964 by Tom Love, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and remains entirely family-owned and operated. With more than 330 locations and more than 200 Love’s a Tire Care centers in 39 states, Love’s approximate growth rate is 20 stores per year. Love’s is currently ranked No. 9 on Forbes Magazine’s annual listing of America’s Largest Private Companies. To learn more, go to www.loves.com, Facebook (www.facebook.com/lovestravelstops), or follow @LovesTravelStop on Twitter.