American Natural Gas LLC (ANG) says it has begun development activities for a new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Kirkwood, N.Y., located to the southeast of Binghamton near the Pennsylvania border.
The company received a special use permit last week and is currently moving through the full permitting stages. Plans call for the station to be online in June 2014.
‘The location of this CNG station is a critical component in helping companies initiate or expand their use of CNG, as it is a very short distance from major [interstate highways],’ says Drew West, founder and CEO of ANG.
The 24/7 public-access station – which will be built to accommodate all natural gas vehicles, including Class 8 trucks – will be located on the corner of Stratmill Rd. and Colesville Rd. This location is about a quarter-mile from the northbound and southbound ramps for I-81 and I-86, and 2.1 miles from the major interchanges for I-81, I-86 and state route 17.
The station itself will feature ‘significant compression’ and 120,000 scf of CNG storage capacity, enabling large volumes of natural gas to be dispensed. Three high-flow dispensers and one split-flow dispenser will be at the facility.
ANG will construct, own, operate and maintain the new Kirkwood station. The company recently broke ground on another CNG facility in New York, for anchor fleet Try-It Distributing.