Xpress Natural Gas to Build Fueling Station in Pennsylvania, Create Jobs
Xpress Natural Gas (XNG), a leader in the “virtual pipeline” system that provides a network of compression stations and lightweight, high-capacity trailers, will construct a commercial CNG fueling station in Susquehanna County and create 88 new, high-wage jobs.
“We welcome businesses like Xpress Natural Gas that recognize the advantages that can only be found in Pennsylvania, and we extend our gratitude for the jobs they are creating and the ongoing economic stimulus that this project will provide,” said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.
Designed to daily fuel up to 100 trailers that the company uses to deliver CNG to customers across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, XNG will construct a 130,000 square-foot fueling station on 20 acres of land in Forest Lake Township, Susquehanna County. The company will invest $18.6 million in this first phase, which includes the land purchase and construction and infrastructure costs for the station. XNG has committed to the creation of 88 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.
XNG received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes $176,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs and $11,050 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Central Bradford Progress Authority.