Press Release

Love's to open two additional fast-fill CNG locations in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 29, 2014 – Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) will introduce fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling capabilities for heavy-duty trucks and a CNG fueling option for passenger vehicles at existing travel stops in Ardmore and Webbers Falls, Oklahoma. Upon completion, the additions will bring the number of Love’s Travel Stops in the state offering fast-fill CNG for heavy-duty trucks to four. Nationwide, the number of Love’s offering CNG for heavy-duty trucks will rise to 16.

“We believe these locations will be in areas of high demand as the market for this cost-efficient fueling alternative evolves,” said Bill Cashmareck, general manager of natural gas at Love’s. “Ardmore will provide additional coverage for fleets that use the popular I-35 route between Oklahoma City and Dallas/Fort Worth. Webbers Falls will add another stop to our locations along I-40 that currently have or will soon be equipped with Love’s Fast-Fill CNG.” 

The Ardmore location will be the second Love’s with fast-fill CNG for heavy-duty trucks on I-35. The Webbers Falls location will be the sixth Love’s on I-40 to receive fast-fill CNG. The rapidly expanding Love’s Fast-Fill CNG network of locations on I-40 will give fleets the option to run on CNG from Arkansas to California.

“Love’s is focused on serving both our heavy-duty customers and the general public. Love’s will increase its coverage for the general public by adding a light-duty option to these two stations in addition to the existing 11 light-duty CNG stores throughout Oklahoma. Ardmore and Webbers Falls will also allow heavy-duty fleets to take advantage of Love’s integrated in-lane experience, which means filling with CNG will be similar to fueling with diesel or diesel exhaust fluid (DEF),”said Cashmareck.

Love’s is aggressively expanding its fast-fill CNG network at travel stops nationwide. With convenient locations close to interstates and highways, drivers have easy access to in-lane CNG adjacent to store amenities, including clean restrooms, quick-service restaurants and more. Drivers also have the benefit of using their My Love Rewards cards. Love’s Fast-Fill CNG offers a superior and 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.

The Ardmore and Webbers Falls travel stops are expected to be dispensing CNG to the public by spring 2015.

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

 

Fast-fill locations coming soon:

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.  Seguin, Texas – I-10, Exit 604

11.  Amarillo, Texas - I-40, Exit 74

12.  Burbank, Ohio – I-71, Exit 204

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

Click here for a map of our current CNG locations.

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 320 locations and more than 190 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.