OUR SOLUTION

Nopetro offers comprehensive services to enable public and private vehicle fleets to run on natural gas as an alternative to gasoline or diesel, with limited upfront expense to the customer.

Nopetro designs, builds, finances, operates and maintains turn-key natural gas fueling stations and supplies its customers with CNG and LNG fuel. Additionally, we also help our customers obtain local, state and federal incentives and grants, and assist customers in acquiring and financing natural gas vehicles. As a licensed General Contractor in the State of Florida, Nopetro also has the expertise to:

    • Prepare Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Drawings
    • Secure Building Permits
    • Perform Site Improvements
    • Manufacture and Install CNG and LNG Fueling Systems
    • Provide Warranty and Preventive Maintenance Services

THREE TIERED APPROACH


ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION FOR CNG AND LNG FUELING STATIONS

construction-helmetsNopetro Construction, a subsidiary of Nopetro, provides engineering and construction management services. As a licensed Florida general contractor, Nopetro Construction engineers, procures, and constructs the fueling infrastructure that enables transit, refuse, and trucking fleets to successfully transition to CNG and LNG. Nopetro Construction’s capabilities include: preparing civil, electrical, and mechanical drawings, securing station building permits, performing site improvements, installing CNG and LNG fueling systems, site commissioning and training. Every fueling station project demands different design approaches, and implementation strategies — and Nopetro’s in-house engineering and construction team allows us to ensure quality control at all phases of development. From pre-construction and value engineering, to developing fueling stations in partnership with government entities, our deep industry expertise, extensive resources, and continual focus on innovation and quality control allows Nopetro to provide turn-key fueling solutions, always on time and on budget.


PROVIDING FINANCING SOLUTIONS TO FLEETS

construction-helmetsNopetro Finance provides financing solutions to fleets, enabling them to immediately begin reaping the financial benefits inherent in natural gas fueling. Nopetro Finance provides vehicle leasing, financing and other services to deliver significant benefits for your operation. Leasing gives you the flexibility to tailor your fleet inventory to meet your company’s unique operating requirement. Everything from trucks to buses; if your company is looking to optimize depreciation, minimize cash outflow, or lower operating costs, we offer financial solutions that are specifically tailored to your needs.


PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

construction-helmetsConstruction Begins on Revolutionary Public-Private Natural Gas Fueling Station. Leon County School (LCS) Superintendent Jackie Pons today broke ground on a revolutionary public-private natural gas fueling station that will reduce the school district’s fuel costs, keeping more dollars in the classroom. The station is being built and operated by Florida-based Nopetro, which plans to build a network of natural gas fueling stations around the state.

Today’s event ushers in an era when schools, governments, businesses and the general public can transition to cleaner, greener, domestically abundant and less expensive natural gas.

Superintendent Pons’ vision of transitioning the LCS bus fleet to natural gas will free up more money for education by reducing fueling costs. Thanks to a unique public-private partnership with Florida-based Nopetro, which is building and operating the fueling station with private funds, LCS also will benefit from royalty payments from private sector sales.

“Floridians have said they want more money spent on students in the classroom, that’s why my budget calls for $1 billion in new K-12 spending and why this project is good for Leon County’s students,” said Gov. Rick Scott. “This is a great example of how government and the private sector can work together to create jobs in a way that everyone wins, especially the students.”

Today’s groundbreaking initiates construction at 440 Capital Circle NW, which will be the first of a network of statewide fueling stations to be built by Nopetro. Those stations will make it possible for a portion of Florida’s heavy truck traffic, municipal trucks and school buses to convert to natural gas, which is domestically abundant, 25 percent cheaper and 33 percent cleaner than diesel fuel.
“After all the hard work to get this project off the ground, it is gratifying to see this vision become a reality,” said Jackie Pons, Leon County School Superintendent. “This will benefit our students in so many ways, including improving our region’s air quality by moving to a cleaner, greener fuel.”

Natural gas has many advantages as a fuel source: It is significantly cheaper than diesel fuel, without sacrificing performance. It reduces carbon pollution by 30 percent and particulate matter by 100 percent. Best of all, it’s abundant – the U.S. has the largest natural gas reserves in the world.
“By working together, Florida’s energy industry and local governments can direct our resources where they are needed most – in the classroom,” said Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. “Through this public/private partnership, we are creating private sector jobs that will stimulate the economy and pave the way for Florida’s energy future.”

Jorge Herrera, the chief executive officer of Nopetro and Jack Locke, the company’s co-founder based the choice of Tallahassee as its headquarters on a number of factors, including ideal geography, being in the middle of North Florida on I-10; serving as the seat of state government; the strength of the local colleges to provide a skilled labor force; and just being a great place to live.

“Nopetro is committed to building a network of natural gas fueling stations around Florida that will make it possible for big trucks and municipal vehicles to switch to natural gas at a cost savings of at least 25 percent. The Leon County station is the first link in that chain,” Herrera said. “We invite local companies with truck fleets to look into converting to natural gas because we will be open for business this summer.”

Over the next few years, Nopetro has plans to open fueling stations at numerous locations throughout the state.