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Waste Industries unveils compressed natural gas station and refuse fleet

Pictured (l-r):  J. Alexander, president of Mansfield Energy Corp.; The Honorable Phil Norris, chairman of Brunswick County board of commissioners; Ven Poole, CEO of Waste Industries; Maxwell Taylor, vice president of Carolina Environmental Systems; and Joe O’Neill, natural gas vehicle business development rep from Piedmont Natural Gas..

Waste Industries USA, Inc., (WI) headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, launched the first compressed natural gas (CNG) station and fleet in the Cape Fear region. The filling station and fleet demonstrate WI’s commitment to using safe, alternative fuels to power its North Carolina fleets.

The launch of the CNG station and fleet was held at WI’s Bolivia Branch in Brunswick County, where WI leadership, industry partners and local dignitaries symbolized the launch with the turning of a large gas valve. WI’s Bolivia Branch is home to 46 CNG filling points where 32 trucks and 1 service vehicle will operate using CNG, servicing approximately 80,500 homes and businesses across the Cape Fear region. The station is not open to the public at this time.

The WI project is the result of a partnership of services provided by Mansfield Energy Corp. and Piedmont Natural Gas (PNG). Mansfield provided the construction design, engineering and project management services for the installation of the fueling station. PNG will provide WI with reliable natural gas service as well as the related infrastructure necessary to operate the Bolivia CNG fleet.

Bolivia’s CNG station solidifies WI’s long-term strategy to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and follows on the heels of the launch of the Durham CNG station and fleet in May of 2012.