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St. Johns County jumps into natural gas economy as first CNG facility opens

By Jensen Werley
Jacksonville Business Journal

A new compressed natural gas facility means more growth for Northeast Florida’s efforts to become an alternative energy hub, with the first facility outside of Jacksonville making the effort truly regional.

St. Johns County entered a public/private partnership with Nopetro to provide a CNG fueling station within the St. Johns County […]

August 17th, 2016|Nopetro News|0 Comments

Lynx, Nopetro finalize agreement for CNG fueling station

Editor-Orlando Business Journal

The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, or Lynx, has finalized negotiations with Nopetro to build and operate a compressed natural gas fueling station, provide improvements to its maintenance facility and convert the public bus fleet to CNG.

Nopetro’s public-private partnership with Lynx is the first step in the construction of a […]

February 18th, 2015|Nopetro News|0 Comments

CNG station in St. Johns County fits growth strategy for Nopetro


A change to a fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered vehicles has St. Johns County officials talking about all the money that will be saved.

Meanwhile, leaders at Nopetro, which will build and operate the CNG filling station here, are hoping to use the St. Augustine facility to further its goal of becoming […]

November 7th, 2014|Nopetro News|0 Comments

St. Johns County CNG station gets approval

Jacksonville Business Journal

With a unanimous vote from the St. Johns County Board of Comissioners, plans for the new CNG fueling station in the county is ready to go.

“We can now begin the full-fledged design process,” said Jorge Herrera, CEO of Nopetro, the company designing and building the facility. “We’ll be up and […]

November 5th, 2014|Nopetro News|0 Comments

Lynx plans switch to natural gas buses

Orlando Sentinel

The Lynx regional bus company is close to signing a multimillion-dollar deal that would convert its fleet from running on diesel fuel to compressed natural gas within seven years.

The possible agreement with Nopetro calls for the Coral Gables-based firm to spend as much as $7.5 million building a natural gas fueling […]

October 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

St. Johns selects Nopetro for natural gas project

Tallahassee Democrat

St. Johns County officials intend to award Nopetro a contract for compressed natural gas fueling facilities, the company has announced.

Nopetro, Florida’s leading CNG fueling infrastructure developer, said its plan for a public-private partnership with the county received the top ranking of the submitting companies. Once approved by the St. Johns County […]

Nopetro announces plan to build CNG station in county


Nopetro, a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure provider, announced Friday that St. Johns County has issued a “Notice of Intent to Award” Nopetro the contract for CNG infrastructure and related services.

According to a release from Nopetro, the company’s public-private partnership plan received the top ranking of the submitting companies.

At a County […]

Nopetro Hopes to Ride Technology Wave


Miami natives Jonathan “Jack” Locke and Jorge A. Herrera, both highly motivated 30-somethings, graduated law school and became close friends, but after 2½ years of practicing law they quit and decided they wanted to change the world.

“We saw the benefits of CNG [compressed natural gas], such as a 40 to 50 percent […]

March 10th, 2014|Nopetro News|0 Comments

Grand Opening Nopetro Leon County Schools CNG Fueling Station

Watch the video of the Grand Opening of the Nopetro CNG Fueling Station in Leon County.

November 9th, 2013|Videos|0 Comments

County leads way in natural-gas powered school buses

Democrat staff writer

Jackie Pons’ push for the use of compressed natural gas vehicles throughout Leon County Schools has caught the attention of the rest of the state.

Now, with 18 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations scheduled to be built within the next 36 months in the southeast, others are following the example.

More than […]

November 7th, 2013|Nopetro News|0 Comments