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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

Nopetro Opens Nation’s Largest Public/Private Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Facility

P3 project with Central Florida’s LYNX transit system includes fueling infrastructure, maintenance facility improvements, CNG bus fleet conversion and a revenue sharing component
ORLANDO (April 15, 2016) – Nopetro, Florida’s leading compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure provider, today announced the grand opening of the nation’s largest public/private compressed natural gas fueling facility.
The facility, […]

April 18th, 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

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

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

City, county entities gather for CNG Symposium

Democrat staff writer

More than 200 city and county organizations came to the Leon County Civic Center on Wednesday to see how they can make the switch to compressed natural gas vehicles during the CNG Showcase and Symposium.

Leon County Schools Superintendent Jackie Pons said the symposium was a chance to discuss the benefits […]

November 6th, 2013|Nopetro News|0 Comments

Jackie Pons Excited For CNG Symposium At Civic Center

Democrat staff writer

Leon County Schools Superintendent Jackie Pons is ready for Wednesday’s symposium showcasing compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative fuel option.

Pons has pushed CNG buses and district vehicles more more than a year now. The district has about 50 new CNG-fueled buses, Pons said. Those buses represent a $5,500 savings […]

November 5th, 2013|Nopetro News|0 Comments