Youngstown, Ohio— IGS CNG Services celebrated the Grand Opening of its sixth Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station. The newest station is located in the Greater Youngstown area, just off of Interstate-80 in Girard. The first of its kind in Mahoning Valley, the station will service a growing number of Ohio businesses and citizens who are converting to natural gas vehicles (NGVs) as a way to save money and use a clean, Ohio fuel.
The Youngstown station will be part of IGS CNG Services network of stations that offers CNG to the public. The other five are located in Dublin, OH (owned by the City of Dublin), Orrville, OH, Charleston, WV, Bridgeport, WV and Jane Lew, WV. The company has also announced that it is building stations in Dayton and Findlay, OH.
“Our goal is to develop a CNG infrastructure that serves businesses and individuals utilizing CNG,” said Scott White, president of IGS Energy. “Our plan responds to the emerging market demand for fast, convenient refueling of CNG vehicles. We want to create the opportunity to travel all over the region without a worry of whether you can find a location to fuel up with compressed natural gas.”
Natural gas offers an abundant, affordable, and environmentally-friendly alternative to gasoline or diesel as CNG vehicles become an increasingly popular transportation option. This station will offer a convenient location in the greater Youngstown area for drivers to refuel with CNG in approximately the same amount of time it would take at a conventional gasoline station.
Several local and state officials joined IGS for today’s ceremony, including Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel and Youngstown Mayor John McNally.
“Today is a great day for Ohio and the many small businesses and consumers that will use this and other compressed natural gas stations in the Mahoning Valley and throughout the state. Today is also an important day for our country as we continue to take steps toward energy independence,” said Treasurer Mandel.
“The gas that comes from these pumps and the other natural gas fueling stations in our state are putting Ohioans to work with good paying, high quality jobs,” said Treasurer Mandel.
“The Youngstown area is home to many companies that are increasingly interested in alternative fuels and this station gives them another choice,” said Youngstown Mayor John McNally. “Perfectly located along the Interstate-80 corridor, this station will play a vital role in servicing businesses and citizens who want to convert to compressed natural gas.”
The station is located at the Mr. Fuel truck stop, 2840 Salt Springs Road in Girard. The location is directly off of I-80 (exit 226) at Salt Springs Road and will be able to support light, medium and heavy-duty CNG fueled vehicles. Some commercial CNG vehicles include light-duty trucks and sedans to medium-duty trucks such as delivery vans and postal vehicles, to heavy-duty vehicles such as tractor trailers.
About IGS CNG Services
IGS CNG Services is a complete solutions provider to the natural gas vehicle industry. Currently, IGS CNG Services is focusing on building CNG stations throughout the Midwest providing CNG fueling solutions and helping customers navigate this growing industry by utilizing domestically-produced energy resources. 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 offered include:
• Ownership and operation of large, fast-fill CNG fueling stations;
• Consulting and modeling to ensure optimal return on investment and capital requirements for fleets;
• Risk mitigation services to provide users a long-term fixed CNG price driving fuel savings; and
• Supply of small time-fill vehicle refueling equipment for home or small business use.
For more information, visit IGSCNGservices.com.
Youngstown Mayor John McNally
In 1991, Mayor McNally graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Foreign Service. Mayor McNally received his Juris Doctor and Master’s in Public Administration in 1996 from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Levin College of Urban Affairs. From 1998 until 2002, Mayor McNally served as Assistant Law Director for the City of Youngstown. From 2002 through 2004, he served as Law Director for the City of Youngstown. Finally, he served as Mahoning County Commissioner from 2005-2012 and won the General Election to serve as Mayor of Youngstown on November 5, 2013.
Mayor McNally formerly served as a Trustee for the Mahoning Valley Historical Society and formerly served as Trustee for Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries, Park Vista Retirement Center, and the Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership. Mayor McNally was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. He resides in Youngstown with his wife, Virginia and their two daughters, Cara and Casey.
Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel
Josh Mandel was sworn in as the 48th Treasurer of the State of Ohio on January 10, 2011. Josh Mandel is a Marine Corps veteran who served two tours in Iraq and served as State Representative from the 17th Ohio House District. He was first elected State Representative in 2006, knocking on 19,679 doors and wearing out three pairs of shoes. In 2008 he was re-elected to a second term, representing a district with a 2:1 Democrat to Republican voter ratio. With broad bipartisan support, Josh was elected as Ohio’s State Treasurer on November 2, 2010. Winning 80 of Ohio’s 88 counties, he was the top vote-getter of all statewide executive candidates.
During his four years in the General Assembly, Treasurer Mandel devoted a great deal of energy towards the issues of fiscal discipline, improving the state’s business climate and reversing the exodus of young people from Ohio. Due to his leadership on these and other issues, Treasurer Mandel was named legislative “Rookie of the Year” by the non-partisan Columbus Monthly Magazine and “Watchdog of the Treasury” by the United Conservatives of Ohio.
Inspired by a strong sense of duty to country, Treasurer Mandel enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in 2000, where he graduated first in his class from Marine Corps Boot Camp and first in his class from Marine Corps Intelligence School. His Marine Corps career spanned eight years, including two tours in Anbar Province, Iraq as an Intelligence Specialist. During both tours he was awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal for “superior performance of his duties.” Treasurer Mandel, his wife Ilana and their daughter Rosie reside in northeast Ohio.
IGS CEO Scott White
As one of the company’s founders, Scott White has been with IGS since 1989 and has a deep understanding of the energy market with extensive experience in all aspects of the natural gas supply functions, trading, distribution and marketing. With 25 years of experience and enterprise-wide financial and operation responsibilities, he is an advocate for change in the energy industry.
Under Scott’s leadership, IGS has grown from a three-person start-up natural gas company with nearly $1 million in sales in 1989, to a 500+ employee organization with more than $1 billion in revenue. His passion for developing alternative sources and uses of energy has helped IGS Energy to thrive through socially responsible initiatives such as Compressed Natural Gas vehicle fueling stations, distributed generation projects, and the LEED Platinum certification of IGS’s corporate building.
In recognition of his accomplishments, Scott was recently named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and received the 2013 Business Person of the Year Award by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
Scott is a graduate of Ohio University and is actively involved in the business and community organizations including: IGS Energy (Board of Directors), Saven Corporation (Board Member), Dublin Methodist Hospital (Development Board), Jr. Achievement, Columbus (Board of Directors), Central Ohio Transit Authority (Former Board of Directors Member), Ohio Gas Association (Member), and Ohio Oil and Gas Association (Member).