Collaborators Include Premier Transportation & Peach State Freightliner
Atlanta Gas Light and partners including Premier Transportation and its truck supplier Peach State Freightliner celebrated the opening Monday of a new ANGI Energy-powered compressed natural gas fueling station in Forest Park, Ga.
The facility south of Atlanta is the second of seven for Georgia under the AGL CNG Infrastructure program. The first, in Valdosta, opened this past summer (F&F, July 23).
Premier Transportation CEO Mike Medici praised “a very smooth project,” AGL says, and indicated that the Forest Park station is in line with Premier’s plans to convert 20% total fleet of Class 8 tractor-trailers to CNG by the end of 2016.
Eight Freightliner M2 112s
The company has eight CNG-fueled Freightliner M2 112s now, says a project participant, and is entertaining quotes on more.
The new AGL station is equipped with two ANGI compressor packages, each with 75-horsepower motor and Ariel JGP-2 compressor. There are three ASME storage vessels able to hold a total of 30,000 standard cubic feet of gas. The facility has two Tulsa Gas Technologies dispensers with Fuelmaster card readers.
Each of the TGT dispensers has two hoses, one with a standard and one with a transit nozzle. There is a PSB manual regenerative gas drier.
The Forest Park station has ongoing capacity of 400 scfm or approximately 200 gasoline gallon equivalents. The peak hourly flow rate, AGL says, is about 280 GGE per hour or 5 GGE per minute.
AGL president Bryan Batson thanked the Georgia Public Service Commission and said, “CNG infrastructure in Georgia is gaining momentum that will advance the use of natural gas vehicles in the future.”
GPSC’s Doug Everett said that the opening “is a great example of how public-private partnerships work.”
“Natural gas is American,” said Clean Cities Georgia executive director Don Francis. “It’s ours.”
“We have 13 CNG stations open around the state, and we have even more planned to open in the future,” Francis said in the AGL announcement.
￼In addition to Valdosta and now Forest Park AGL is building two CNG stations in Atlanta, one in Decatur (DeKalb County), one in Savannah, and one in Oglethorpe (near Macon).
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Source: AGL with Fleets & Fuels follow-up