First Public CNG Station Opens in Casa Grande

Grand-Opening-PhotoGolden Eagle Distributors Inc. and Trillium CNG host ribbon cutting at new station.

Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. and Trillium CNG hosted a green ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the first public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Casa Grande. The station is located on Golden Eagle’s property at 1000 N Jefferson.

Compressed Natural Gas is one of the cleanest fuels currently available for use in vehicles. Its use in heavy duty trucks reduces particulate matter emissions to up to 86%, carbon monoxide emissions by 80%, nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 32%, and carbon dioxide emissions by 25%. As an additional benefit, CNG offers cost savings compared to traditional fuels and runs quieter than diesel trucks.

The public fueling station will refuel Golden Eagle’s local fleet of five compressed natural gas heavy duty vehicles as well as sell CNG to other commercial fleets and be open to the public. This station will provide the needed infrastructure for individuals and businesses to consider CNG for their vehicles.

“This is a great day for Golden Eagle and Casa Grande. We are excited to provide this new infrastructure to the Casa Grande community,” said Christopher Clements, CEO, Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. “Through our partnerships with Ryder and Trillium, we are able to take advantage of both the cost and environmental savings of converting our heavy duty fleet to CNG. Now that CNG fuel will be available in Casa Grande, other businesses and individuals can truly consider CNG as a viable alternative fuel for their fleets.”

Principals from Golden Eagle, TrilliumCNG, and Golden Eagle’s fleet partner Ryder System, along with Casa Grande Mayor Bob Jackson, Congressman Paul Gosar, and Arizona Representative TJ Shope, and other civic, community and sustainability leaders, attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony and demonstration of the new facility Thursday at Golden Eagle’s 1000 N Jefferson, Casa Grande location.

“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 Mary Boettcher, president, Trillium CNG. “The new station opening will provide more opportunity for other businesses in Casa Grande to choose CNG.”

The CNG fueling station and local CNG vehicles are part of Golden Eagle’s broader sustainability efforts in Arizona. This is Golden Eagle’s second public-access CNG fuel station. This first opened last fall at their headquarters’ property in Tucson. Golden Eagle currently operates 28 CNG heavy duty vehicles which deliver 450 different beers and other beverages to over 1,700 retailers.




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