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Spire is open to CNG vehicles

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Monday, October 5, 2015

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The Spire compressed natural gas site, at Hwy. 101 and 85 Freeman Farm Road, is a fast fill station for vehicles.
 

Jim Fair

The Spire compressed natural gas site, at Hwy. 101 and 85 Freeman Farm Road, is a fast fill station for vehicles.

 



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Spire is located behind the Quik Trip Travel Center at I-85 and Hwy. 101 South.
 
 

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Spire is located behind the Quik Trip Travel Center at I-85 and Hwy. 101 South.

 

 



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The nozzle for fast fill compressed natural gas will be three-to-four times faster than slow fill.
 
 

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The nozzle for fast fill compressed natural gas will be three-to-four times faster than slow fill.

 

 



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Greer Commission of Public Works constructed a four-inch gas line and placed a meter outside of Spire's compressed natural gas compression system.
 

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Greer Commission of Public Works constructed a four-inch gas line and placed a meter outside of Spire's compressed natural gas compression system.

 



Spire, a compressed natural gas (CNG) fill station for trucks and other vehicles, has opened at Hwy. 101 South and 85 Freeman Farm Road.

The Greer CNG station is one of the five largest in the nation, a Spire official said.

Spire is located behind QuikTrip Traveling Center, a gasoline and diesel fueling station, at Hwy. 101 and I-85.

The CNG station has three fueling islands with the opportunity to expand to five, Stansky said.

CNG stations can fill alternative fuel vehicles from 10 gallons a minute to a projected 15 gallons a minute per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge).

The stations at Spire will have 3600 pound-force per square inch (psi) versus stations having 1800 psi. That’s the equivalent of having a full-fill versus a partial fill, according to a Spire official.

“Building next to QuikTrip and our connections with their board led us to here,” Peter Stansky, COO of Spire, said when announcing the project. “Having the convenience of QT, drivers can get some very nice food, visit restrooms and really make this a great station.”

Benefits of CNG include fewer emissions, a safe fuel source, economical alternative to gasoline and it is domestically available as an abundant source.

Greer Commission of Public Works extended a four-inch gas line and placed a meter outside the Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions compression system.

Siemens built the facility similar to its station at the airport in St. Louis.

 

 

 

 

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