CenterPoint Energy will add 35 natural gas vehicles to its fleet across Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas, says the company. Additionally, it expects to supply to at least 17 new compressed natural gas fueling stations built in its service territory.
The additions will bring the number of natural gas fueling stations in CenterPoint Energy’s territory to at least 49, with the majority located in Texas, Oklahoma and Minnesota. A number of retail gasoline stations have also begun exploring plans to add natural gas pumps to their locations. CenterPoint Energy’s own natural gas vehicle fleet will grow to 85 vehicles by the end of 2013.
Across its service territory, CenterPoint also provides guidelines and tools to help identify promising candidates for natural gas fleet conversion.