U.S. Energy™, a prominent provider of refined products, alternative fuels, and environmental credits, has forged a long-term renewable natural gas supply agreement with Stark Area Regional Transit Authority based in Canton, Ohio. SARTA, renowned for its low/no-emission public transit system, will benefit from U.S. Energy’s landfill-based RNG to power its fleet of 36 compressed natural gas transit buses.

“SARTA’s dedication to sustainability and alternative fuels serves as a beacon for public transit systems nationwide. We’re honoured to collaborate with them on their RNG initiatives and support their decarbonisation objectives,” remarked Scott Hanstedt, vice president of business development at U.S. Energy. “With our extensive RNG projects and polyfuel portfolio, we ensure fleets have secure supply and comprehensive support across all fuel types.”

In addition to RNG-powered buses, SARTA operates one of the largest fleets of hydrogen fuel cell-powered transit vehicles in the Western Hemisphere. Together, these low/no-emission vehicles enable substantial emissions reduction while providing over 2,000,000 rides annually across Stark County and beyond.

“Our sustainability journey began over a decade ago with the transition to clean CNG-powered buses,” stated SARTA CEO Kirt Conrad. “Our innovative partnership with U.S. Energy will fuel ongoing efforts to create a healthier environment in Stark County.”

Through the supply agreement, SARTA’s annual RNG usage will mitigate greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to nearly 1,000 gasoline-powered passenger cars for a year or sequester carbon equal to over 73,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.

U.S. Energy supplies renewable and compressed natural gas at 50 owned and operated fueling stations, along with 180+ third-party dispensing contracts. Leveraging project development expertise and internal resources, U.S. Energy tailors fueling plans and agreements to meet diverse contract needs.

For more information visit www.us-energy.com

21st March 2024