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American Natural Gas CNG in Maine

April 12, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Public Station Outside Portland to Support Casella Waste

American Natural Gas is securing permits for a heavy duty compressed natural gas fueling station in Westbrook, Maine, outside Portland, to support refuse trucks and other CNG vehicles, fleet and private.

American Natural Gas is building a heavy-duty CNG station in Westbrook, Maine, just outside Portland.

American Natural Gas is building a heavy-duty CNG station in Westbrook, Maine, just outside Portland.

“This facility will play a key role in opening up Maine for CNG use,” ANG founder and CEO Drew West said in a release. The New England hauler Casella Waste is a lead customer.

The new public access station is to have twin compressors of 200- to 250-horsepower each, compressing gas for approximately 120,000 standard cubic feet of storage, equivalent to about 960 diesel gallons, West says. There will be two two-hose dispensers, he told F&F, so that trucks and cars can fuel simultaneously.

Casella Waste Systems operates CNG vehicles like this Autocar Xpeditor.

Casella Waste Systems operates CNG vehicles like this Autocar Xpeditor.

The ANG station will handle all major bank and fleet cards. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“We’re looking to get it constructed as soon as possible,” West says.

‘An Ideal Location’

“ANG’s facility will provide an ideal location for businesses that are thinking of switching to CNG,” local Clean Cities coordinator Steve Linnell of the Greater Portland Council of Governments says in the ANG announcement.

“Along with transit, trash trucks are the optimum fleet vehicles for realizing a return on investment,” he said.

Linnell’s organization is organizing an open house to pitch CNG fuel to area fleets on May 15.


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Source: American Natural Gas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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