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Questar Fueling Starts Construction on CNG-Fueling Station in DeSoto, Texas

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Questar Fueling Company, subsidiary of Questar Corporation (NYSE: STR), is building a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in DeSoto, Texas. The public-access station will provide fast-fill CNG fueling for fleet operators with medium- and heavy-duty trucks as well as motorists who drive light-duty natural gas vehicles. The station will open in July.

“This is our third Texas CNG station and we plan to announce a fourth in a few weeks,” said Carl Galbraith, Questar Fueling general manager. “Our new station will be located near national trucking companies currently running on clean-burning natural gas like Dart Transit and Swift Transportation. When our stations go in, we also start hearing from other fleet operators who are looking to make the move to CNG. Our business is to make that transition as easy as possible.”

Last year, Questar Fueling built its Houston, Texas, CNG station for Central Freight Lines and Swift and touted it as the nation's largest CNG station with five high-speed fueling lanes and 120 time-fill spaces for parked trucks. Earlier this year, Questar Fueling announced construction of a station in San Antonio, Texas, that will offer both high-speed and time-fill fueling later this summer. The DeSoto CNG station will feature four high-speed fueling lanes for class-8 trucks and passenger vehicles and will be expandable to meet future growth.

The station site is near interstate highways 20 and 35 in DeSoto's transportation and trucking hub at 650 East Centre Park Blvd. The new CNG-fueling station will be owned and operated by Salt Lake City-based Questar Fueling, which designs, builds and operates CNG-stations for fleets.

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