SIX MORE CNG STATIONS TO BE BUILT IN PENNSYLVANIA
On Tuesday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced $4.5 million in grants have been approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) through the Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) Program for the construction of six CNG stations in Pennsylvania. The CFA investments are projected to result in more than $16.7 million in additional economic investments. “We have an available, abundant, domestic, economical and clean-burning supply of natural gas throughout Pennsylvania.” said Corbett. “Increasing the number of natural gas fueling stations in the state will grow the industry, boost employment and result in a better environment. The funding will be distributed are follows:
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores will receive an $885,910 grant for the construction of a public CNG fueling station located in Mifflin Township, Columbia County, a $924,809 grant for the construction of a public CNG fueling station located in Jonestown Borough, Lebanon County and a $924,809 grant for the construction of a public CNG fueling station located in Middlesex Township, Cumberland County. Love’s will install two dual high flow dispensers for heavy duty, Class-8 tractor trailers and one dual hose dispenser for light duty and private vehicle use at each site. Totaling $13,462,799, the projects include costs of running natural gas to the sites to ensure adequate supply and pressure to meet the demand of the commercial vehicles.
Silvi Concrete will receive a $244,222 grant for the construction of a public CNG fueling station at its concrete plant in Downingtown. Transitioning to a CNG fleet will lower operating costs for Silvi Concrete and allow them to widen their customer base radius to deliver concrete products.
Constructural Dynamics, a subsidiary of The Silvi Group, will receive a $244,222 grant for the construction of a CNG fueling station located at its concrete plant in Limerick Township. This will provide Silvi with numerous support sites for its CNG fleet and the flexibility to be fueled at any plant prior to being loaded for concrete delivery.
Waste Management of Pennsylvania will receive an $806,248 grant for the construction of a public CNG filling station with one public fast-fill pump at the Grand Central Sanitation facility in Pen Argyl. The station will also include 52 private time-fill pumps to support its 55 vehicle fleet of waste collection vehicles. The company anticipates reducing diesel consumption by 241,150 gallons in the first year and 602,530 gallons annually by the sixth year. For more information about the CFA and a complete list of approved projects, visit www.newPA.com or call 866.466.3972.