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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- CHS Inc., marketer and distributor of the Cenex fuel brand, will build its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The outlet will open in Fairmont, Minn.
"Our company's first CNG facility will serve drivers of CNG trucks and cars, as well as fuel our own natural gas transports that haul for the CHS soybean processing operations in Fairmont and Mankato," said Paul Herskind, the company's business development manager.
"CHS is embracing alternative-fueled vehicle technology such as CNG and propane autogas to cost-effectively serve some of its customers and to help achieve our aspiration to have a best-in-class transportation business," he continued. "We are committed to helping build the natural gas infrastructure and making this alternative fuel more accessible to fleets, farmers and consumers."
The company's first CNG fueling station will rise next to the CHS soybean processing plant in Fairmont. Construction is expected to be completed by September.
CHS has worked with alternative fuels for approximately 40 years. The company markets ethanol globally and sells E85 and other ethanol-blended gasoline through its Cenex-branded retail network.
In addition, CHS added transportation vehicles powered by natural gas to its fleet last year. It is also currently testing propane injection systems on some of its fleet tractors.
CHS Inc. is a global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex-brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.