7-Eleven Stores to Add CNG Stations in Central Oklahoma

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7-Eleven Stores to Add CNG Stations in Central Oklahoma


OKLAHOMA CITY -- 7-Eleven Stores' experiment with offering compressed natural gas (CNG) at its gas stations here has been successful and hence, the retailer plans to sell the alternative fuel at more locations.

"I can't identify the locations, but we're sufficiently encouraged to do more of it," Jim Brown, CEO of 7-Eleven Stores, which owns the 7-Eleven locations in Oklahoma City area, told NewsOK.com.

The decision is a big change of heart for Brown, the news outlet reported. At first, he was not convinced about the viability of CNG.

"At the time we did it, we weren't excited about what we were seeing as far as consumer demand," Brown told the news source. "I wouldn't have anticipated that it would have been so well received here. But now that it has, we see an opportunity here, especially given the way the product is priced in the market."

As CSNews Online previously reported, CNG is readily available locally and is purported to be cleaner burning than its traditional petroleum counterpart. The fuel has been quoted recently at a considerably lower price than petroleum.

Oklahoma has been one of the states on the CNG forefront. Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores and OnCue Express also offer the alternative fuel at select gas stations.