The City of Columbus’ Second CNG Station


Client: City of Columbus

The City of Columbus, Ohio constructed this large cascade fast fill station to serve their fleet of trash collection trucks domiciled nearby—this is the City of Columbus’ second CNG station and is the larger of the two.  The station is sized to handle this heavy load but is also designed to serve the City’s mixed fleet of CNG vehicles and to provide high speed public access fueling to outside vehicles ranging from small sedans to Class 8 tractors.  This is one of the highest capacity public access CNG stations in terms of compression and dispensing capabilities in the United States. Marathon’s design philosophy emphasizes user convenience and high speed fueling to ensure a positive customer experience at the dispenser.

Cascade fast fill stations are designed to provide high speed fueling during peak periods such as morning roll-out and afternoon roll-in.  Cascade fast fill is well suited to fleets of light duty vehicles, fleets that fuel randomly or in several peaks during the day or where peak fueling occurs over a limited period of time such as 60 to 90 minutes.  Cascade fast fill stations tend to include larger and more complex equipment than time fill stations but provide a high degree of flexibility in vehicle fueling.