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October 3, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Atlanta Gas Light Supports Five New Fueling Stations

Atlanta Gas Light Company reports service agreements with the City of Atlanta and three commercial operators to open five new compressed natural gas fueling stations in Georgia.

Premier Transportation is to build a new public access CNG station on Cash Memorial Blvd. in Forest Park, Ga. with Atlanta Gas Light support.

The new CNG stations are to be located in downtown Atlanta, Forest Park, Savannah and Valdosta. All but two time-fill stations for Atlanta refuse trucks will offer public access.

The commercial operators are Premier Transportation in Forest Park, Colonial Group-Enmark in Savannah, and Langdale Industries in Valdosta.

The utility says that these initial five stations awarded under its CNG program will result in a $6.5 million investment from AGL’s universal service fund for compression and storage equipment to be owned by AGL.

Atlanta Gas Light map shows Georgia’s CNG fueling stations.

“Over the remaining four years of the program,” states a release, “Atlanta Gas Light will be able to negotiate additional service agreements with other station owners to invest an additional $5 million in funds authorized by the [Georgia] Public Service Commission.”

AGL Supporting Home CNG Fueling Too

“Our team has worked diligently since the initial proposals were received to turn those proposals into viable commercial agreements, and we are pleased that five new CNG stations will be opening soon as a result,” AGL president Bryan Batson says in the utility announcement.

“The CNG station program is one of three economic development programs approved by the Public Service Commission over the past three years that will benefit Georgians and help increase CNG investment in the state,” Batson said.

The initiative is said to be the first state-sponsored investment program in the Southeast that allows the utility to add infrastructure to its market without rate impacts on current customers. All site development costs as well as any costs to maintain and operate the equipment will be paid by the station owners and their respective CNG customers.

AGL has also launched a program aimed at helping individual consumers and small businesses fuel their CNG vehicles from their own premises.

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