American Natural Gas Announces Completion of Tops Friendly Markets’ New Compressed Natural Gas Facility

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Opening prompts Tops’ fleet conversion from diesel to compressed natural gas

American Natural Gas (ANG), a premier distributor of alternative motor fuels, announces the completion of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) facility at the Tops Friendly Markets distribution center. The facility, built by ANG and located at 5873 Genesee Street in Lancaster, New York, will fuel Tops’ new fleet of 55 Ryder CNG tractors.

ANG was selected through an extensive RFP process to be Tops’ provider based on its expertise in designing customized, cold weather-reliable systems. These systems feature two points of temperature compensation and top-of-the-line Cobey Energy compressors, which ANG is the exclusive distributor of.

Twin 400 horsepower compressors, with a combined output of approximately 2400 SCFM (17 GGE/minute), will meet the high-flow needed for the narrow time windows Tops’ class 8 tractors have to fuel up. Tops is expected to use a minimum of 1,200,000 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) of CNG per year, making this one of the largest CNG stations in New York state and the country.

“It’s an exciting day for all of us at ANG. This Tops project is going to set the pace for the grocery industry. The state-of-the-art, heavy-duty CNG fueling station and strategy will save fuel and protect the environment,”said Drew West, CEO of ANG. “We look forward to a continued partnership distinguished by client satisfaction and operational expertise.”

This progressive move is another effort by Tops to reduce its overall carbon footprint. The use of CNG is expected to help Tops reduce its greenhouse gas emissions (including 6,276,421 lbs of CO2), run quieter engines, and conserve over 1,200,000 gallons of diesel fuel each year. The switch to CNG is also expected to reduce Tops’ fuel costs by 50%.

“At Tops Friendly Markets, our priorities are to have a reliable fleet of well-maintained vehicles to ensure our stores receive deliveries on time,” said Ron Ferri, Senior Vice President of Distribution and Logistics at Tops. “With Ryder’s natural gas vehicles, and the ANG fueling station, we have the confidence that we can get the service and performance we need from our new natural gas fleet. Our operation will be more cost-effective and environmentally friendly.”

ANG is leasing the property for the fueling station from Tops. Their relationship will continue as ANG owns, operates, and maintains the facility.


About American Natural Gas, LLC
American Natural Gas, LLC (ANG) is a premier distributor of alternative motor fuels in the Northeast and the surrounding states. ANG designs, builds, owns, operates and maintains natural gas fueling stations for transportation. The mission of ANG is to help America by making natural gas readily available for commercial and public use in vehicles. ANG's team is comprised of industry, legal, construction, engineering and entrepreneurial experts. With more than 20 years of industry experience, ANG will provide the best solution possible to meet and exceed your CNG fueling needs. ANG is a majority owned subsidiary of HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:HCHC). To learn more visit

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