TUCSON, Ariz. ? Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. and Trillium CNG hosted a green ribbon cutting ceremony this week to officially open a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station located on Golden Eagle?s headquarters property.
The public fueling station will refuel Golden Eagle's local fleet of 23 CNG heavy-duty vehicles as well as sell CNG to commercial fleets and retail consumers with CNG-equipped vehicles. The new facility is located at the Golden Eagle's 705 E Ajo Way location.
?We've made the commitment to use CNG in our local operations and to support sustainability in this community by opening a public CNG station,? said Christopher Clements, CEO of Golden Eagle Distributors, in a press release. ?Through our partnerships with Ryder and Trillium, we are able to take advantage of both the cost savings and environmental savings of converting our heavy duty fleet to CNG. By opening this public station, we will provide more of the needed infrastructure for other local business and individuals to choose CNG.?
?We are excited to support Golden Eagle in their pioneering efforts to make use of a clean, domestic and abundant resource - natural gas fuel,? said Charles Koontz, vice president of commercial operations for Trillium CNG. ?The low price of CNG is changing the equation for truck fleets and with this CNG fuel station opening, it will provide more opportunity for other businesses in Tucson to choose CNG.?
The CNG fueling station and local CNG vehicles are part of Golden Eagle's broader sustainability efforts in Arizona. Further CNG efforts include recent conversion of the heavy-duty truck fleet at Golden Eagle's Casa Grande facility and the on-going construction of a public CNG fuel station on the Casa Grande property. Golden Eagle currently operates 28 CNG heavy-duty vehicles which deliver 450 different beers and other beverages to over 1,700 retailers.