Press Release

Love’s to Build CNG Locations for PennDOT

Love’s awarded contract to construct, operate 29 CNG facilities

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 28, 2016 --Trillium CNG, Love’s Travel Stops compressed natural gas company, was awarded a substantial contract today by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Trillium and PennDOT will enter into a 20-year public-private partnership under which Trillium will design, build, operate and maintain 29 compressed natural gas (CNG) facilities in Pennsylvania.

“This is an expansive project that will provide cleaner-burning fuel at a stable cost for transit authorities and residents in dozens of communities,” said Bill Cashmareck, general manager of natural gas for Love’s. “This agreement highlights Trillium’s record of partnering with the public sector and we look forward to building on that strength.” 

The locations will supply CNG to more than 1,600 CNG buses at transit agencies across the state. The majority of the facilities will be for private use. Seven locations will serve the motoring public, including light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The fueling sites will be strategically placed throughout the state to give fleets and motorists convenient access to more CNG locations. The agreement also includes CNG-related updates to existing transit maintenance and storage facilities.

PennDOT selected Trillium for this public-private partnership because of the company’s background and experience in managing comparable projects and their understanding of PennDOT’s needs.

“This agreement affirms Love’s continued commitment to the CNG industry,” said Cashmareck. “Pennsylvania is one of the largest producers of natural gas and this project will help sustain one of the state’s most valuable industries.”

The locations will be constructed over the next five years, greatly increasing the number of CNG facilities currently open in the state. According to the Alternative Fuels Data Center, Pennsylvania has 61 CNG facilities, 35 of which are open to the public. Pennsylvania-based firms Larson Design Group and American Natural will assist with the implementation of the locations.

Love’s Travel Stops operates five travel stops in Pennsylvania, while Trillium operates three CNG facilities in the state. Trillium has developed several other sites that are now operated by third parties. Visit PennDOT’s website for additional details.

About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Founded in 1964, Love's has more than 370 locations in 40 states. Love's provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a selection of restaurant offerings. On-site Love's Truck Tire Care centers offer roadside assistance, tire care and light mechanical services for professional truck drivers. Showers, CAT scales and other services for professional truck drivers are also available. Love's, which remains family-owned and operated, employs more than 15,000 people and is currently ranked No. 14 on Forbes Magazine's annual listing of America's Largest Private Companies. To learn more, visit www.loves.com.