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Piedmont makes RNG available at Nashville fuelling station

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Renewable natural gas (RNG) is now available at Piedmont Natural Gas’s fuelling station in Nashville, Tennessee.

By fuelling with RNG at Piedmont’s compressed natural gas (CNG) station, fleets and organisations can further reduce their emissions footprint, helping to decarbonise transportation in the state.

Bluesource, an environmental action partner based in Utah, will pair RNG available in the pipeline system with Piedmont’s station, bringing the environmental benefits of RNG to Piedmont’s customers.

Phillip Grigsby, Piedmont’s senior vice-president of ventures and business development, said: “Drivers of CNG vehicles and companies with CNG fleets already have been benefitting from the cost advantages of fuelling with abundant, domestic natural gas.

“But, there’s a tremendous environmental benefit as well, since CNG vehicles have lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to diesel-fuelled vehicles.

“That environmental advantage over diesel increases even more when the natural gas source is renewable – in this case, RNG captured from a landfill. Piedmont is excited to help our customers even further in meeting their sustainability goals.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Piedmont and empower their customers to manage and reduce GHG emissions,” said Bluesource vice-president Will Overly. “The economic and environmental benefits of RNG drive real change at the consumer level and beyond.”

Piedmont’s fleet consists of 43% CNG vehicles, or approximately 643 vehicles. The firm, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, provides CNG for industrial customers, including refuse, transit, over-the-road fleets, and construction, as well as services for private use at CNG fuelling stations.

The company operates a network of 11 publicly accessible CNG fuelling stations for fleets and personal natural gas vehicles within its three-state service area in the Carolinas and Tennessee.