Manheim board approves permit for XNG project


DOLGEVILLE – The Manheim Zoning Board of Appeals’ unanimous approval of Xpress Natural Gas’ application for a special use permit to construct a compressed natural gas filling station on state Route 167 Tuesday night. When operational, the Boston-based company’s 20,000-square-foot facility will pull natural gas from the Iroquois Pipeline and dry, compress and cool it before delivering it to commercial, industrial and institutional customers by tractor-trailers. Depending on seasonal demand, XNG estimates to fill between eight and 45 trucks per day, with peak times between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. The company expects to hire six full-time employees and has said indirect jobs such as truck drivers will also be created.

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