Spire Opens New Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station in Upstate South Carolina

Dec 01, 2015, 11:23 ET from The Laclede Group, Inc.

GREER, S.C., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions (Spire) is providing a new and improved fueling option for truck drivers. With the debut of its first fueling station in South Carolina, Spire is helping the Upstate run on cleaner and affordable compressed natural gas (CNG). Today local officials from Greer joined Spire executives to celebrate the fueling station's official grand opening.

"We are excited that the trucking community in Greenville has started the shift to compressed natural gas," said Peter Stansky, president and chief operating officer for Spire. "We designed this station with the heavy-duty truck driver in mind, from easy access to the station and a wide turning radius to fast fueling pumps that get drivers back on the road quickly and safely."

The station is located at 85 Freeman Farm Road, a site that is ideal for drivers because it is right off Interstate 85 and next to a full-service convenience store featuring food, drinks and restrooms.

"We are excited for Spire to join the Greer community," said Mark Owens, president of the Greer Chamber of Commerce. "Greer is a trailblazer in regard to compressed natural gas, and we are proud that Spire will allow our businesses and residents to have another choice when it comes to fuel. This is another new technology to utilize which makes Greer a great place to be in business."

The Spire CNG station uses top-of-the-line equipment from leading manufacturers to provide a reliable, efficient and safe fueling experience. Customers are able to fill their vehicles quickly and safely thanks to the high quality-control technology and compression equipment. Additionally, the station is monitored around the clock and is well lit for customers who fuel at night. Spire designed the station for large fleet vehicles like class-8 trucks but can also fuel passenger vehicles like a Honda Civic Natural Gas.

The Laclede Group, Inc. (NYSE: LG), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a public utility holding company whose primary business is the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas service to more than 1.56 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across Missouri and Alabama. Its Gas Utility segment consists of three natural gas utilities: Laclede Gas Company (serving St. Louis and eastern Missouri), Missouri Gas Energy (serving Kansas City and western Missouri) and Alabama Gas Corporation serving central and northern Alabama, including Birmingham and Montgomery. Laclede's non-utility businesses include Laclede Energy Resources, Inc., providing non-regulated natural gas services, and Spire which provides compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling solutions for transportation fleets. Laclede is committed to transforming its business and pursuing growth by 1) growing its Gas Utility business through prudent pipeline replacement investment and organic growth initiatives; 2) acquiring and integrating gas utilities; 3) modernizing its gas assets, and 4) investing in innovation and emerging markets. For more information about Laclede and its subsidiaries, visit www.TheLacledeGroup.com.


SOURCE The Laclede Group, Inc.