American Natural Gas Opens Public CNG Station in Kentucky
American Natural Gas (ANG) has opened the first public CNG station in Georgetown, Kentucky. Located along the I-75/I-64 corridor, the station brings alternative fuel to the region’s automotive, agriculture and transportation industry operations.
“Kentucky’s strategic location for national freight movement is further strengthened with the addition of the ANG site near I-75/I-64,” noted Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition President Alan Steiden.
ANG worked closely with Columbia Gas, a utility company and natural gas supplier, to secure high pressure and capacity. This, coupled with the station’s state-of-the-art compressors and equipment, gives heavy duty tractors a high-flow and easy fueling experience. The site features generous ingress and egress, large capacity buffer storage and consumer-friendly CNG fuel dispensers.
Trucking is the predominate mode of freight transportation in Kentucky because it’s located within 600 miles of 60 percent of the country’s population, 58 percent of the country’s manufacturing firms, and 59 percent of the nation’s purchasing power.
Bestway Express, a family owned carrier with 300 power units and 600 dry van trailers, has signed on as an anchor tenant of the station.
“Having a CNG station in our backyard is a major step toward meeting our goals,” said Will McCormick, maintenance director for Bestway Express. “We’re committed to reducing emissions, our carbon footprint, and our dependency on foreign oil and our continued relationship with ANG will make it all possible.”