The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has approved funding for Nexus Natural Gas LLC that will support the development of new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling infrastructure outside of Buffalo. The project and recommended funding level were first announced in April.
Nexus Natural Gas is a consortium of seven companies based in Tonawanda, N.Y., that are transitioning their fleets to run on natural gas. The $570,000 grant will go toward the construction of a new CNG station designed primarily for the use of the seven member companies of Nexus Natural Gas. Overall, the project is estimated to cost $2.8 million.
‘The project will decrease emissions and improve air quality in Tonawanda and Grand Island, as well as everywhere that the vehicles travel in the state,’ according to a release. ‘It will also allow the companies to reduce their operating costs [and] expedite future growth.’
The Nexus Natural Gas companies – which have not identified themselves in press materials – have already begun converting vehicles to CNG.