March 26, 2015
(Appleton, WI) GAIN® Clean Fuel, a brand of U.S. Gain, is partnering with compressed natural gas (CNG) provider American Fueling Systems (AFS). Through the partnership, GAIN will add dispensing capabilities to AFS’s existing CNG site in Atlanta, Georgia, located at 4420 Buford Highway NE. The service will begin in early May and will be incorporated into GAIN Clean Fuel’s North American network of CNG stations. This AFS CNG station has been operational since 2012 and remains the largest public access CNG station in the state of Georgia.
“We’re looking forward to the opportunities this partnership creates,” said Bill Renz, General Manager for U.S. Gain. “AFS has done an excellent job developing this site as it provides a strong CNG network for carriers operating in the region. This partnership allows us to link GAIN’s long haul carrier partners to a reliable CNG supply in Atlanta, a major hub for carriers. It also bolsters our GAIN CNG network and provides greater opportunities for our partner carriers.”
The partnership also enables AFS to leverage GAIN Clean Fuel’s CNG stations for use with its partner carriers. In return, GAIN will benefit from AFS’s presence as a regionally trusted leader in the alternative fuel market.
“We’re excited about the strategic alliance this partnership creates for both of us,” said AFS Chief Executive Office, Rahim Charania. “It’s been a great experience and we’re looking forward to future development opportunities with GAIN. This partnership will help to expand the use of CNG throughout the nation, and will provide a more sustainable and domestically-sourced fueling option for fleets.. Partnering with GAIN generates new opportunities for AFS to provide our partner fleets additional access to CNG through the network of both AFS and GAIN sites throughout North America.”
Similar to GAIN® Clean Fuel stations, all AFS stations provide easy-access, fast-fill capabilities. They also accept fleet cards for truck convenience and have proven reliability to ensure that fleets have a consistent fuel source. They are open for use by other fleets and the general public.
This partnership puts GAIN at 47 stations in operation or under construction and close to the halfway point of the goal of having more than 100 GAIN Clean Fuel stations in operation within the next two years. “We’re excited about nearing this significant milestone,” said Renz. “We’ve developed great relationships with our partner carriers and other CNG suppliers and we look forward to working with AFS to help our partner fleets take advantage of CNG’s benefits.”
In addition to saving on fuel costs and reducing emissions, fleet owners in Georgia will soon be able to take advantage of tax credits provided by House Bill 348, passed in 2014 by the Georgia state legislature. The bill takes effect in July and provides $12,000-$20,000 per vehicle in tax credits for fleet owners converting medium and heavy duty vehicles to operate on natural gas. “It’s this type of progressive thinking by the Georgia legislature that will help push America to energy independence,” Charania said. “We’re excited for how the tax credits will encourage fleet owners to make the conversion.”
In preparation for this bill going into effect, AFS is hosting six tax credit education seminars starting in April. The seminars are free and will provide fleet operators, owners and managers with a better understanding of how to take advantage of the credits. Pre-registration for the 2-hour events are required, and refreshments will be served. Please contact AFS’s Director of Business Development, Joey Kline, at (404) 579-5723 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.americanfuelingsystems.com for presentation dates and registration instructions.
American Fueling Systems (AFS), headquartered in Atlanta, is a national leader in the alternative fueling industry, providing alternative fuel such as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to the transportation and energy sectors. It’s mission is to help businesses save money, go green, and buy American by utilizing energy that is cheaper, cleaner for our environment, and sourced right here in the United States.
U.S. Gain background
U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture, is a leading Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) provider offering fleet operators access to GAIN® Clean Fuel, an environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to traditional fuel options. GAIN Clean Fuel stations are strategically located for carriers along major shipping corridors and provide easy-access, fast-fill capabilities. U.S. Gain is on track to open 100 new fueling stations across the United States within the next two years. For more information, please visit: www.gainfuel.com.
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