TruStar Energy has opened a company-owned, public Compressed Natural Gas fueling station at 515 E. Verot School Road in Lafayette.

“By building out the CNG fueling infrastructure in Louisiana and nationwide, we are incentivizing more fleet owners to make the shift away from diesel and extending the range of CNG-powered fleets already on the road today,” TruStar President Adam Comora said.

The Lafayette facility is TruStar’s latest CNG fueling station. The company plans to open dozens of the stations along high-traffic U.S. corridors over the next several years. TruStar Energy opened its first company-owned public fueling station in Orlando, Florida, in July, followed by stations in Tulsa, Okla; Houston; and now Lafayette.

Lauren Lambert-Tompkins, clean cities co-coordinator at Louisiana Clean Fuels, said fueling fleets with Louisiana-produced CNG boosts the economy, reduces transportation-related air pollution and creates more local jobs.