Chesapeake opens CNG fueling station in Georgia

By Keefe Borden24 March 2022

The station is designed to serve local CNG fleets as well as renewable natural gas (RNG) fueled vehicles. (Photo: Marlin Compression)

A subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has opened a high-capacity compressed natural gas (CNG) truck and tube trailer fueling station in Port Wentworth, Georgia.

The facility, which is owned by Marlin Compression, is one of the largest public access CNG stations on the East Coast. In addition to CNG, the new fueling station will offer a renewable natural gas (RNG) option to customers in the near future.

The station is designed to serve local CNG fleets as well as renewable natural gas (RNG) fueled vehicles, including high-capacity dispensers for fueling Class 8 trucks. It will also be used as a staging area for Chesapeake’s Marlin Gas subsidiary to fill CNG transport trailers used in providing virtual pipeline services. In 2020, Atlanta Gas Light announced it entered into an agreement with Chesapeake Utilities to construct and maintain the station for Chesapeake.

In addition to fleet fueling, the station will be utilized as a staging area for Marlin Gas Services to fill CNG transport trailers for its virtual pipeline services. A dedicated lane for filling the transport trailers will allow Marlin to better serve its Southeast customers, Chesapeake said.

The Marlin Compression CNG fueling station is located along the I-95 corridor near the Port of Savannah, within the Port Fuel Center. The newly constructed Port Fuel Center offers customers fuel options that are sustainable and decrease fuel costs at the Port of Savannah and surrounding communities.

Marlin Compression constructed the station in partnership with Atlanta Gas Light, a subsidiary of Southern Company Gas. In 2020, Atlanta Gas Light announced it entered into an agreement with Chesapeake Utilities to construct and maintain the station.

“The Marlin Compression CNG station is yet another example of Chesapeake Utilities’ leadership in the transition to lower carbon energy,” said Jeff Householder, president and CEO. “Our service expansions not only provide access to lower carbon energy, but they also contribute to the economic well-being of the communities we serve. In partnership with Atlanta Gas Light, Southern Company Gas and the Port Fuel Center, we are excited to offer CNG as a low emissions fuel option for the truck fleets and other vehicles that operate in and around the Port of Savannah. In the near future, we will provide an RNG option at the same site to further advance our efforts in developing sustainable energy projects.”

Atlanta Gas Light is a natural gas distribution company owned by Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Atlanta Gas Light provides natural gas delivery service to approximately 1.7 million customers in Georgia.

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