Youngstown, OH – Today, IGS Energy CNG Services announced its plans to construct and operate a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station in the Greater Youngstown Area, specifically in Girard,Ohio. The first of its kind in the Mahoning Valley, this station will service a growing number of Ohio businesses and citizens who are converting to natural gas vehicles (NGVs) as a way to save roughly 30%-50% per gallon and use a clean, Ohio fuel.
“Our plans for this CNG fueling station is a component of our response to the emerging market demand for fast, convenient refueling of CNG vehicles,” said Scott White, president of IGS Energy. “Natural gas offers an inexpensive and environmentally friendly alternative to gasoline or diesel. Because natural gas is both abundant and produced domestically, vehicles fueled by natural gas are becoming an increasingly popular transportation option. This station will offer a convenient location and enable drivers to refuel in about the same time it would take at a conventional gasoline station.”
Overall, CNG is a cleaner burning alternative to traditional fuels, emitting up to 30 percent less carbon dioxide, up to 75 percent less carbon monoxide and up to 95 percent less particulate matter than gasoline or diesel. The fuel also costs substantially less than the price of gasoline and is produced domestically, in states including Ohio. Current estimates indicate there is more than a 100-year natural gas supply in the United States alone.
With construction set to begin before the end of the year, this station marks the beginning of the infrastructure necessary to support Ohio’s conversion to natural gas fueled vehicles. The station will be located at the Mr. Fuel truck stop and gas station, 2840 Salt Springs Road in Girard. This location is directly off of I-80 at the Salt Springs Rd. exit and will be able to support light, medium and heavy-duty CNG fueled vehicles.
About IGS Energy CNG Services
IGS Energy CNG Services, currently focused on development in Ohio,West Virginia and Pennsylvania, is a complete solutions provider to the natural gas vehicle industry. The company currently provides CNG to the public through a partnership with The City of Dublin, Ohio at the city’s fueling facility and announced their plans for a network of CNG stations along I-79 in West Virginia earlier this year. The West Virginia corridor is currently under construction and IGS Energy CNG Services has aspirations to build a similar network throughout their home state of Ohio.
Its partnership with IGS Energy provides the expertise necessary to help customers navigate this rapidly growing market. As traditional fuel costs continue to burden large and small fleet operations, IGS Energy CNG Services offers products and services which can reduce barriers to CNG adoption. Services offered include:
- Ownership and operation of both public and private, fast-fill CNG fueling stations;
- Business consulting and modeling to ensure optimal return on investment and capital requirements;
- Driving fuel savings through risk mitigation services to provide users with a long-term,fixed CNG
- Supply of small, time-fill vehicle refueling equipment for home or small business use.
For more information, visit www.CNGservices.com.