JACKSONVILLE, FL ? Keystone Consulting Group LLC announced plans to build as many as 1,000 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations around the U.S., PetrolPlaza.com reports.
The Jacksonville, Florida-based company, along with DeBartolo Development LLC, have designed a CNG expansion project with the goal of increasing the number of fueling stations nationwide. The project will begin with a pilot project of 10 stations and adds more during the next four years.
The pilot will test four different station models, all focusing on fueling fleet vehicles. The variations will include a private option for a single fleet and a station built to serve multiple fleets. The project will look to partner with fueling retailers to increase accessibility for general consumers.
?This partnership represents both an end and a beginning,? said Edward M. Kobel, DeBartolo president and COO. ?By increasing accessibility to CNG, we will end the high price of transportation fuels, reduce pollution caused by using gasoline and diesel and decrease the impact foreign markets have on our nation?s economy.?