Kwik Trip Keeps Growing Its Natural Gas Infrastructure

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Kwik Trip Keeps Growing Its Natural Gas Infrastructure


LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Kwik Trip Inc. is devoted to offering compressed natural gas (CNG) at more of its locations.

The La Crosse-based convenience store retailer already added CNG to two more sites this month in Eagan, Minn., and De Pere, Wis., with plans to offer the alternative fuel at its Waterloo, Iowa, Wasau, Wis., and Menomonie, Wis., locations in the coming months. Kwik Trip plans to add a total of 10 to 15 more CNG locations in 2014.

"Kwik Trip believes that in order to be successful, it needs to drive both natural gas vehicle adoption and simultaneously build a functional infrastructure for its guests. Kwik Trip will leverage its vertical integration model to help foster the growth of natural gas vehicles in its market," the company said in a news release.

Kwik Trip opened its first CNG location in April 2012 and has since continued to develop a functional CNG fueling infrastructure across 22 c-stores. CNG is locally produced and is purported to be cleaner burning and cheaper than its traditional petroleum counterpart.

Kwik Trip itself uses natural gas vehicles in its own fleet. The retailer currently owns more than 50 natural gas-powered vehicles.

Kwik Trip Inc. operates more than 400 c-stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.