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UPS invests in compressed natural gas tractors, fueling stations

The parcel giant unveiled plans to build 12 additional compressed natural gas fueling stations and add 380 new CNG tractors to its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet.

   UPS plans to invest $100 million in building an additional 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations throughout the United States and add 380 new CNG tractors to its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet, the company said.
   The new CNG stations, which will be built by TruStar Energy, will be located in Amarillo, El Paso, Fort Worth and San Antonio in Texas; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Columbia, S.C.; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; Tifton, Ga.; Willow Grove, Pa. and Trinidad, Colo.
   The tractors, which will operate in the abovementioned U.S. cities, will be manufactured by Kenworth, while Agility and Quantum Fuel Systems will provide the CNG storage systems.
   UPS already has 18 CNG stations throughout the U.S. and operates CNG vehicles in Germany, the Netherlands and Thailand.

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