Charleston, WV – IGS CNG Services today celebrated the Grand Opening of its Charleston Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station, located on Spring Street next to the Bigley Avenue Foodland store. The station will service the growing number of West Virginia businesses and residents who are converting to natural gas vehicles (NGVs) as a way to save money and use a clean, West Virginia fuel.
The Spring Street CNG fueling station is the second one constructed by IGS in the state, following the opening of Bridgeport station in September. The third location is in Jane Lew.
“As one of the nation’s top energy-producing states, West Virginia powers much of our state and the nation,” Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said. “As we continue to diversify our state’s energy industry, it is important that we utilize this affordable and reliable alternative fuel source harvested by hardworking West Virginians. Charleston’s new CNG fueling center opens a door to so many opportunities in the Mountain State.”
As an alternative transportation fuel, CNG emits up to 30 percent less carbon dioxide, up to 75 percent less carbon monoxide and up to 95 percent less particulate matter than gasoline or diesel. In addition to being a domestically-produced fuel, there is currently more than 100 years of natural gas supply in the United States alone.
“We are proud to provide the businesses and consumers of West Virginia with CNG as an alternative transportation fuel,” said Scott White, president of IGS. “This station will enable drivers to refuel in about the same time it would take at a convenient fueling station at a substantially lower cost than gasoline or diesel.”
Partner companies including Chesapeake Energy, Antero Resources and EQT Corporation have already committed to fuel vehicles along the I-79 Corridor. In addition, the Charleston station will serve a growing number of vehicles with the West Virginia Department of Highways.
“With CNG stations in Charleston and Jane Lew, a person can drive all the way from Charleston to Pittsburgh on a clean, local resource that’s about two dollars a gallon, “ said Maribeth Anderson, Chesapeake Energy. “This is just the beginning. There are similar efforts in Pennsylvania and Ohio. So while this is just one station … part of just one Corridor … in just one state, don’t underestimate it. We are doing something very big here today and Chesapeake Energy is proud to be a part of it.”
“Natural gas presents an unprecedented opportunity for providing clean, domestic and abundant fuel for this country thanks in large part to resources in West Virginia. Opening Charleston’s CNG fueling station demonstrates the commitment we and our partners have to support the general public’s desire for multiple fueling options, which is the way of the future,” said Al Schopp, Chief Administrative Officer and Regional Vice President Appalachia, Antero Resources.
“Using our clean, inexpensive, and abundant natural gas as a vehicle fuel is a smart choice. NGVs are good for our economy, our environment, and for many people’s bottom line,” said Greg Hoyer, government relations manager at EQT Corporation. “It was recently announced that America’s trade deficit shrunk to its lowest level in four years in November, partially due to increased domestic oil and natural gas production and a decline in US imports of foreign oil. Continuing in that direction, whether it’s for an individual or a company fleet, CNG-powered transportation is a good business decision.”
The Charleston station is the second of three planned fueling stations as part of an IGS CNG Fueling Corridor along I-79. The third station in Jane Lew is open for business.
About IGS CNG Services
IGS CNG Services, currently focused on development in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, is a complete solutions provider to the natural gas vehicle industry. Its partnership with IGS Energy provides the expertise necessary to help customers navigate this rapidly growing market. As traditional fuel costs continue to burden large and small fleet transportation operations, IGS CNG Services offers products and services which can reduce barriers to CNG adoption. Services include:
- Ownership and operation of large, fast-fill CNG fueling stations;
- Business consulting and modeling to ensure optimal return on investment and capital requirements;
- Risk mitigation services to provide users a long-term fixed CNG price driving fuel savings;
- Supply of small time-fill vehicle refueling equipment for home or small business use.
For more information, visit CNGservices.com.