Railroad Commissioner David Porter Unveils CNG Fueling Station


AUSTIN - Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter was in El Campo, Texas today to help unveil a new natural gas refueling station – the first and only compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station between Corpus Christi and Houston open for use by the general public.

“I am thrilled to see more CNG fueling infrastructure being developed around the state, especially in this crucial area along U.S. 59 and in such close proximity to the Eagle Ford Shale, which is producing an abundance of natural gas,” Commissioner David Porter said. “I have launched a natural gas vehicle initiative aimed at increasing the amount of natural gas used as a transportation fuel, which can cut emissions up to 30 percent compared to traditional diesel or gasoline-fueled vehicles. As part of this initiative, I have been working to bring together fleets who want to own and operate natural gas vehicles and station developers who can fill in the gaps in the fueling infrastructure.  Owners of natural-gas vehicles should be able to travel the state with complete confidence that they can find fuel along our major highways. I believe this station is a major step in the right direction.”

This station is a partnership between Apache Corporation and United Agriculture Cooperative (UnitedAg) and will provide fuel for natural gas vehicles to the general public, as wells as vehicles offered by Apache, UnitedAg, Pioneer Well Services and Central Freight. The station is located at 909 Wharton Street, El Campo, Texas, 77437.

For an online map of all CNG and LNG licensed refueling stations in Texas, please visit: http://www.rrc.texas.gov/arra/refueling.php

For more information on Commissioner Porter’s Natural Gas Vehicle Initiative, please visit:
Commissioner David Porter Launches Natural Gas Vehicle Initiative with Stakeholder Seminar



David J. Porter was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission on November 2, 2010. A Certified Public Accountant and successful small business owner, Commissioner Porter has worked with oil and gas producers for nearly three decades providing strategic financial advice and tax counsel. He has a long record of pro-business, free market, conservative credentials.