Holiday Stationstores Adds CNG to Second Location

LAKEVILLE, Minn.  — Holiday Stationstores Inc. added compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling at its second location here. At an already existing convenience store, Trillium CNG, a division of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc., built and will maintain the fast-fill CNG fueling location, which is open to the public.

A grand opening of the CNG site, located at 21100 Kenrick Ave., will take place on June 20 at 2 p.m.

"We recognize the need to offer customers a cleaner, more cost-effective fuel alternative and are pleased to partner with Trillium CNG on the opening," said Brian Ochocki, vice president for Holiday Cos. "This will be Holiday's second CNG fueling location and we are excited to offer local fleets this option at a convenient location open 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

Located off of Interstate 35 just south of the Twin Cities, the station features a dual-hose dispenser that allows two semitrailers to fuel at the same time, and features Trillium CNG's proprietary fast-fill hydraulic intensifier compressor.

"We are proud to be working with Holiday, a company that recognizes the importance of making CNG available in the Twin Cities market," said Bill Cashmareck, general manager for Trillium CNG. "Fleet operators know that we stake our reputation on delivering a great fueling experience for our customers — fast, safe and reliable."

CNG is touted to have many benefits compared to traditional petroleum, including being more environmentally friendly and locally produced, without the need to rely on foreign oil.

As CSNews Online reported, Holiday Stationstores opened its first CNG fueling site at its Duluth, Minn., c-store, located at 3931 W. First St., in September 2014. Trillium CNG also maintains this site.

Bloomington, Minn.-based Holiday Stationstores Inc. has more than 500 corporate locations and franchise locations throughout the upper United States and Alaska.

Oklahoma City-based Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. acquired Trillium CNG in February.

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