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Pilot expands alternative fuel offerings

June 28, 2022
Addition of new compressed natural gas and hydrogen delivery platform includes partnership with low-carbon power generator VoltaGrid

Pilot Company, a leading fuel supplier and travel center operator, says it is expanding its alternative offerings with a new compressed natural gas (CNG) and hydrogen delivery platform.

The expansion includes a partnership with VoltaGrid to develop a low-carbon fuels network that contributes to reduced emissions and decarbonization for third-party customers in industries like water disposal, dual-fuel applications, water heating operations, and natural disaster response, the company added.

Pilot’s recent investment in a large-scale fleet of CNG and hydrogen trailers, and in VoltaGrid’s low-carbon oilfield and mining services business, is estimated to bring 350,000 gallons of low carbon fuel to the market daily. The partnership also is expected to advance VoltaGrid’s power-generation venture for electric completions, and include a look at further growth through the joint development of large-scale, low-carbon fuel terminals in 2022 and early 2023.

“Pilot Company is a leader in fuel supply and distribution in North America, and we are eager to further diversify our business footprint in the alternative-fuels space and scale our capabilities to serve the energy, fuel, and mobility industries,” said Joshua Edge, Pilot Company’s senior director of compressed gas operations.

“VoltaGrid’s approach to safety, efficiency, cutting-edge technology, and innovative solutions aligns with our corporate goals to help customers lower their carbon footprint and benefits our team members, stakeholders, and customers.”

VoltaGrid and Pilot say they will provide customers the ability to:

  • Increase resources and streamline operations through seamless transitions between field gas and CNG supply for electric power generation without having to manage multiple suppliers.
  • Access a reliable network of CNG, renewable natural gas, diesel, and hydrogen fuel supply paired with VoltaGrid’s turnkey power generation package.
  • Access Pilot’s broad infrastructure base to efficiently supply low carbon fuels for grid reinforcement projects.

Pilot hired industry veteran Joshua Edge, with more than 20 years of experience in fuel distribution and terminal management, to lead the expansion.

“With Pilot’s expansive network and our joint efforts to produce and provide cleaner and more efficient power, we are excited to bring even more resources and value to our customers,” said Nathan Ough, CEO and president of VoltaGrid, founded in 2020. “The alternative-fuel space is ripe with innovation, and this is just one of many steps both companies are taking in reducing emissions and providing clean energy.”

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