LA CROSSE, Wis. --Kwik Trip Inc. has opened its 28th compressed natural gas (CNG) station. The most recently added include Davenport, Iowa, and Lake Mills and Eau Claire, Wis. Kwik Trip opened its first CNG location in April 2012 and has continued to develop a functional CNG fueling infrastructure throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.
As a privately held company, Kwik Trip has taken on the task to expand its fuel offerings using only its own internal resources and expertise. By bringing natural gas to the market, Kwik Trip has positioned itself to provide a better, more affordable fueling solution to the public, it said.
Kwik Trip's own distribution fleet, Convenience Transportation, runs a fleet of 65 Class 8 natural gas vehicles, with plans to continue the conversion of the entire fleet. Additionally, the company uses 42 light-duty natural gas vehicles.
Kwik Trip's CNG locations can be found in the following areas: La Crosse (2), Sturtevant, Oshkosh (2), Baldwin, Wausau, Waukesha, Janesville, Sheboygan, Appleton, Verona, Menomonie, Lake Mills, Plover, Oak Creek, De Pere, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Rochester, Minnesota City, Owatonna, Mankato, Eagan and St. Michael, Minnesota; Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Davenport, Iowa. It will open an additional four CNG sites in fall 2014, including Superior, Fond du Lac and Windsor, Wis., as well as Austin, Minn.
Kwik Trip is the one of the largest convenience store chains in the upper Midwest. Based in La Crosse, Wis., it operates more than 400 convenience stores in three states--Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa (under the Kwik Star name).