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‘Fast Fill CNG Dispensers with an Emphasis on Class 8 Trucks’

Stirk Compressed Natural Gas has opened a new two-dispenser, fast-fill CNG station designed for Class 8 trucks at the Sapp Bros. Travel Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Black Hills Energy supplies the natural gas.


Combined with existing CNG stations at Lincoln and Columbus in Nebraska, and a fourth near completion in Commerce City, Colo., the Council Bluffs facility represents the two firms’ “continuing commitment to build a CNG infrastructure,” states a release.

As at Stirk’s other outlets, the, the CNG dispensers at Council Bluffs “are in line with the diesel fuel islands to allow for easy fill access for tractor/trailers,” says Stirk CNG manager Mike Hoelscher.

Ariel, ANGI, Bennett, Weh

The site utilizes twin Ariel compressors packaged by ANGI Energy allowing redundant compression, he toldF&F, with a three-pack of 37-foot storage vessels by CP Industries.

There are twin single-side, two-hose Bennett dispensers allowing for either NGV-1 or NGV-2 nozzle fueling, with Weh TK17 and TK26 nozzles. Customers at the 24/7 station can pay with credit cards or fleet cards at the dispensers, Hoelscher says, with discounts available via the Sapp Bros Express Card.

Stirk CNG and Sapp Bros will host a grand opening of the new fueling outlet in Council Bluffs on October 28.