NEW YORK (AP) The fuel truck is still in the shed.
The truck is not yet in the truck.
And the gas station isn’t ready to close its doors.
As it has for the past two months, the West Michigan Gas Co. will open a new fuel truck depot in a suburb north of Detroit.
The depot will have more than 5,000 gas pumps, a distribution center, an auto parts warehouse and a storage facility that holds about 40,000 gallons of fuel.
The company expects to have the new depot up and running in early 2017.
The fuel truck was first installed at the gas pump in a Detroit suburb about 20 years ago, said David Breslauer, vice president of the West Mifflin, Mich., gas pump association.
It was never intended for transportation of fuel, he said.
But a recent surge in demand for fuel in the United States has prompted the government to mandate more than 1 million new truck fuel pumps nationwide.
The gas truck will help fill those pumps.
Gas truck owners in West Michigan, which includes the city of Westland, Westland Township and parts of Detroit, were among those who signed on to the project.
They have been waiting for years for a gas truck to be built in their area.
Gas trucks can haul as much as 10,000 pounds of fuel per day.
The trucks are used for transporting gasoline, diesel and other fuels, such as ethanol, which is used in vehicles.
The gas truck was originally installed in a gas station in Westland but wasn’t used.
Bresler said the truck was eventually given to the Westland Gas Co., which bought it.
The company is planning to build a new truck depot for about 2,000 trucks.
There will be more than 200 stations and a fuel storage facility, which will hold at least 5,400 gallons of gasoline, according to the company.
It is unclear when the new station will be operational.