Gilbarco Rolls Out CNG Dispenser

Compressed natural gas unit features enhanced safety, faster fill rate

Gilbarco CNG compressed natural gas

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a global leader in petroleum refueling equipment, has announced a new Encore compressed natural gas (CNG) dispenser that best positions retailers to capitalize on the increasing popularity of alternative fuels. As the newest member of the Encore product line, the CNG dispenser features a familiar refueling experience and seamless upgrade path, with superior safety features and a faster fill rate.

"The Encore CNG dispenser's flexibility, efficiency, and fast fill rate make it the first CNG dispenser of its kind," said Travis Bouck, vice president of marketing for North America for Gilbarco Veeder-Root. "With the Encore CNG dispenser, retailers can confidently take part in the growth of this high-margin alternative fuel."

The new CNG dispenser brings a number of new features to the market, such as integration into all existing payment security and loyalty systems, allowing it to tie into the current forecourt controller. The dispenser also has enhanced safety features, such as built-in carbon and motion sensors. The added capability to dispense environmentally friendly fuel enables retailers to enhance their green initiatives, and maximize branding and sales opportunities.

CNG is a highly pressurized fossil fuel that acts as an alternative to gasoline, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Known as the "green fuel" because of its environmentally friendly characteristics and its cost effectiveness in comparison to gasoline and diesel, CNG is quickly turning into the most preferred alternative fuel worldwide, according to the company.

Greensboro, N.C.-based Gilbarco Veeder-Root is a worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations and services. It offers a broad range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office.