Integral Energy LLC was contracted to build a compressed natural gas (CNG) station on the grounds of the Port Tampa Bay by a unanimous vote of the Port Authority last week.

The station is designed to serve fleet vehicles, but will also be open to the public, and offer both regular gasoline and CNG. The addition of CNG is primarily targeted to the 9000 trucks that enter and exit the largest port in Florida every day. 

“We are thrilled to have our next project be right here at home, and to bring smarter and cleaner fuel to Tampa Bay,” said Anddrikk Frazier, President and CEO of Integral Energy. Frazier has been in the energy business since graduating from USF in the 90's, where he was a point guard on the Bulls basketball team. “The station will serve passenger cars, but also fuel the trucks that are essential to making the largest port in Florida operational every day with CNG that will benefit everyone."

Four pumps at the station will be dedicated to CNG service, providing a steady supply for trucks and fleets looking to make the transition to cleaner and cheaper fuel for trucking. One of the biggest obstacles for those looking to make the change is the lack of available supply on the roads, which the new station hopes to alleviate for Bay Area ground transportation companies.

The project will occupy 5.7 acres of land on the Southeast corner of Maritime and Causeway Boulevards, with a convenience store and a restaurant attached that will be operated by vendors yet to be determined. Integral will make the land “construction ready” as part of their 20-year lease, providing all site infrastructure, underground facilities, and utility connections.

“Integral Energy’s facility is an exceptional fit for the Port,” Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson said in a statement. “Not only do we welcome clean fuel alternatives which are domestically produced, this station will support the thousands of trucks and growing number of service providers at the Port every day.”

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