New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) has entered into agreements with three host facilities and will spend between $6 million and $8 million to build compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Under the agreements, NJNG will install, own and maintain the CNG infrastructure, and each host facility will be required to initially use at least 20% of the fueling capacity and make the stations open to the public.
The host sites will be located at Waste Management Inc. of Toms River, Ocean County, and the Middletown Department of Public Works in Monmouth County. A third host site will be located at a beverage distribution company in Monmouth County.
NJNG says the specifications and design of the three CNG fueling stations will be finalized within the next 90 days, and all three stations will incorporate fast-fill fueling technology. NJNG expects construction of the stations to be completed by year-end.
The construction of these CNG fueling stations is a part of NJNG's $10 million pilot program, approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in June 2012, to increase accessibility to CNG fueling stations in the state.