Town officials in Pembroke, N.H., have removed the last major hurdle for the construction of a compressed natural gas (CNG) station that will serve as a resource for natural gas vehicle (NGV) fleets and large-scale CNG distribution.
Clean Energy Fuels and NG Advantage announced their intention to build the facility in early August, and Pembroke's town planning board OKed the project last week, according to coverage in the New Hampshire Union Leader. NG Advantage focuses it business on tractor-trailer deliveries of CNG to large energy users that are not near a natural gas network. Clean Energy Fuels, on the other hand, concentrates on building CNG refueling infrastructure for NGVs.
NG Advantage told the Union Leader that the remaining step was to attain the necessary building permits from the town, which would likely be a straightforward process. The company says construction is scheduled to begin later this month, and the station will be online early next year.
Clean Energy will design, construct and operate the facility. NG Advantage has committed to purchasing at least 10 million GGE of CNG annually over a 10-year contract period.
‘This potentially represents more than double the CNG fuel volume supplied by Clean Energy's highest-volume CNG station,’ the company said.
The station, which is planned to include six fueling bays, will be located on a four-acre site.