12 Nov Pump Up The Volume
Pump Up The Volume
Utilities find innovative ways to fulfill – and create – demand for NGV fuel
Recognizing that they are in a prime position to help meet emerging demand for natural gas fuel, natural gas utilities in at least 35 states have launched, or plan to launch, CNG fueling stations or other CNG infrastructure-related services.
Areas of activity range from Alabama – where Alagasco and Mobile Gas Service Corp. both have CNG stations – to Utah and Wyoming, where Questar Gas owns and operates 32 CNG stations. While much of the activity is centered on providing fuel to trucking fleets and other business customers – the area of highest growth – many station also are available to the public.
“Over the past five years, more than $450 million of private sector capital has been invested in natural gas fueling infrastructure,” Kathryn Clay, AGA’s vice president of policy strategy, tells American Gas. “Private companies, including many natural gas utilities, are investing in natural gas refueling stations. As a result, the total number of CNG stations nationwide has grown by nearly 80 percent since 2009.” ………
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American Gas article by Gary James at http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aga/201411/#/22.