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Xpress Natural Gas wins $200,000 grant for new fleet

A Boston company building a compressed natural gas fueling station in Susquehanna County has received a $200,000 grant to purchase vehicles.

XNG Receives $200,000 Grant for Leadership in Alternative Fueling
CNG Tractor

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded more than $1.9 million to Pennsylvania schools and businesses for projects using alternative fuels and infrastructure. The Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) awards grants for projects to improve air quality through alternative fuel use.

Governor Wolf Announces 88 New Jobs with Xpress Natural Gas Fueling Station in Susquehanna County
PA CNG Awareness Training including Safety, Environmental and Emergency Response Plans

Xpress Natural Gas will build a natural gas fueling station in Susquehanna County. Governor Tom Wolf made the announcement on Thursday morning. According to the Governor's Office Xpress Natural Gas, LLC is a pioneer of the “virtual pipeline” that provides a network of compression stations and lightweight, high-capacity trailers. The new construction will create 88 new high wage jobs. Designed to daily fuel up to 100 trailers that the company uses to deliver compressed natural gas to customers across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, XNG will construct a 130,000-square-foot fueling station on 20 acres of land in Forest Lake Township, Susquehanna County.

PT Paper first manufacturer in state to switch to CNG
The large paper mill on Puget Sound is fueled by XNG Trailers.

The Port Townsend Paper Corp. has become the first large manufacturer in the state to switch from oil to compressed natural gas (CNG). Mill officials say this conversion should reduce its current greenhouse gas emission levels by 25 percent. The mill also is the anchor client for Xpress Natural Gas of Boston, which built a $5 million facility, the first such facility in the state, in the Satsop Business Park in Elma, Washington, specifically to service the Port Townsend mill.

Port Townsend Paper converting to natural gas to fuel plant
PTPC converts to CNG.

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Paper is converting to compressed natural gas to fuel its plant in an effort to cut emissions and increase efficiency, according to Kevin Scott, the facility’s engineering and environmental manager.