Toms River Outlet is First Under $10 Million NGV Advantage Program:
Second Is to Open Tomorrow with Shore Point Distributing in Freehold
New Jersey Natural Gas has opened a compressed natural gas fueling facility with Waste Management in Toms River, N.J. It’s the first public access CNG outlet in Ocean County, and the ninth in the state.
The facility will “help stimulate the state’s market for compressed natural gas vehicles and the benefits they provide,” New Jersey Natural Gas CEO Laurence Downes said in a release.
“CNG vehicles are a proven, energy-efficient alternative to gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles, help to improve air quality in our communities and support the country’s goal of energy independence,” he said.
$10 Million for Three Stations
Construction of the Toms River CNG station is part of NJNG’s “unique pilot program, the NGV Advantage,” the utility says: “With approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, NJNG invested a total of $10 million to build, own and maintain the infrastructure for three public CNG fueling stations in its service territory.”
The station at Waste Management’s Toms River facility is the first to become operational under the NGV Advantage initiative.
The second NGV Advantage station, hosted by Shore Point Distributing in Freehold, N.J. is to open tomorrow, September 29, says NJNG. It will be the fist public-access CNG station in Monmouth County. The third is in Middletown, N.J., hosted by the Middletown Township municipality.
ANGI and Bennett at Toms River
The Toms River station has public two fast fill dispensers serving two fueling lanes with Bennett dispensers and, behind the fence, approximately 50 time-fill posts for Waste Management trucks.
The station has a duplex compressor from ANGI Energy and 300 gasoline gallon equivalents gallons of storage.
“Waste Management’s natural gas conversion has allowed us to achieve important environmental goals of reducing our fleet’s emissions by 15% and improving efficiency by 15%,” Waste Management senior district manager Carmen Perez says in the joint release with NJNG.
$1.42 per GGE
“These ambitious goals were announced in 2007 and the natural gas conversion allowed us to reach these milestones well before our 2020 deadline; and we have many more trucks to convert.”
“New Jersey Natural Gas has enabled us to operate and service our customers more cleanly and quietly, and will enable those who live in and enjoy Ocean County the opportunity to consider this affordable and environmentally friendly transportation fuel,” Perez said.
“Even at today’s gasoline prices, it’s still a worthwhile investment,” New Jersey Clean Cities coordinator Chuck Feinberg told F&F. “CNG at this new station is available to the public at the equivalent of $1.42 per gallon,” he reports.
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Source: New Jersey Natural Gas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up