Strong support for NGVs locally
Georgia moves towards the rapid expansion of CNG supply network
Atlanta Gas Light Company announced yesterday that it has received qualified proposals from the City of Atlanta and seven commercial operators to open as many as nine new compressed natural gas fueling stations throughout the state. The first stations could be open by mid-2013.
“The response we received indicates strong support for natural gas to fuel vehicles in Georgia and has the potential to make CNG much easier for many Georgians to access,” said Steve Lindsey, President, Atlanta Gas Light. “The domestically abundant supply of natural gas makes it a great time to invest in CNG vehicles to save money, decrease dependence on foreign oil and reduce emissions.”
Over the next 90 days, each potential station owner must finalize contracts with fleet customers to meet minimum annual CNG purchase requirements at each station. Retailers that are successful in fulfilling the post-award requirements are eligible to sign a service agreement with Atlanta Gas Light and obtain CNG service from the utility under a rate approved by the Commission.
“We are very pleased by the response to our request for CNG fueling station proposals,” said Ian Skelton, Director of Atlanta Gas Light’s natural gas vehicle program. “While additional work remains for the station owners before these proposals can be turned into service contracts, fleet customers now have more certainty regarding the location of new CNG stations in order to make plans to invest in more natural gas-fueled vehicles.”
The nine proposed CNG fueling stations are to be located in Metro Atlanta, Macon, Savannah and Valdosta. The list of the proposed locations and station owners is provided below.
- Metro Atlanta: North Avenue (City of Atlanta), Claire Drive (City of Atlanta), Midtown Atlanta (Horizon Fuels, an affiliate of Jacoby Energy Development), Forest Park, Cash Memorial Blvd. (Premier Transportation), Roswell (FireSide Natural Gas).
- Macon: Pio Nono Avenue (Mansfield Oil)
- Savannah: Dean Forest Road (Nopetro), O’Leary Road (Colonial Group, Inc.)
- Valdosta: James P. Rogers Drive (The Langdale Company).
Source: Atlanta Gas Light.