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SHREVEPORT, La. (KNOE 8 News) - To celebrate Earth Day Freedom Fuel announced Monday that fueling has begun at their first public access Heavy Duty CNG station in Shreveport.

Freedom Fuel supplies CNG to all types of fleet vehicles, heavy and medium duty trucks as well as light-duty family vehicles.

The area’s only Heavy Duty CNG station is open 24/7 and accepts credit cards and fleet fuel cards. Located on W. 70th Street, Freedom Fuel offers easy access for local and through traffic.

Multiple vehicles can fuel at the same time with four fueling lanes providing two transit Heavy Duty nozzles and two light-medium duty nozzles.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) costs up to $2.00 less per gallon than gasoline or diesel, depending on local market conditions. The use of natural gas fuel not only reduces operating costs for vehicles, but also reduces green house gas emissions up to 30%. In addition, nearly all natural gas consumed in North America is produced domestically.

Ivan Smith Furniture was the first furniture chain in the country to convert it’s fleet to CNG. That was the beginning of Freedom Fuel. To service their fleet they built their first CNG station at Ivan’s Distribution Center on Technology Drive in the Shreveport's  Industrial Park.

Freedom Fuel had its official opening and dedication ceremonies Monday.
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