Speedway, IGS Open Ohio CNG Station

Findlay site marks second CNG station for Speedway, ninth for IGS

Speedway IGS CNG compressed natural gas (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)

FINDLAY, Ohio -- Speedway LLC and IGS CNG Services have opened their first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Findlay, Ohio, the same town where Speedway parent Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) has its headquarters. The CNG fueling station is located at an existing Speedway location on Speedway Drive, off of Interstate 75.

One of the Speedway's two fuel lanes is dedicated to CNG, and it is targeted at businesses that have converted their fleet to CNG and need easy access to the fuel while traveling through the area.

"We're pleased to offer a cost-effective and domestic fueling option to fleets traveling the I-75 corridor," said Scott White, president of IGS Energy, sister company of IGS CNG Services. Based in Dublin, Ohio, IGS CNG is focusing on building CNG stations throughout the Midwest. Its services include ownership and operation of fast-fill CNG fueling stations; consulting and modeling to optimize ROI and capital requirements for fleets; and price risk-mitigation services.

The Findlay Speedway site would be IGS' ninth public CNG location and its first with Speedway. It joins three other IGS CNG stations already open in Ohio--in Dublin, Orrville and Girard--with two additional sites under construction in Dayton and Obetz. IGS also has three CNG sites in Charleston, Bridgeport and Jane Lew, W.Va.

Speedway, meanwhile, has another CNG fueling station as its convenience store in Monona, Wis., operating it in partnership with a local gas and electric utility since 2013. In an interview with CSP Daily News in January, Speedway president Tony Kenney said the chain was planning to open four to six CNG fueling sites over the next 12 months in Ohio and Indiana, and in partnership with CNG providers or utilities.

Speedway LLC, Enon, Ohio, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Findlay, Ohio-based MPC and the second largest company-owned and -operated c-store chain in the United States, with more than 2,700 stores in 22 states.

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