Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (CPK) announced that its affiliate Marlin Compression opened a high-capacity compressed natural gas (CNG) truck and tube trailer fueling station in Port Wentworth, Georgia. The facility is one of the largest public access CNG stations on the East Coast. In addition to CNG, the new fueling station will offer a renewable natural gas (RNG) option to customers in the near future.
In addition to fleet fueling, the station will be utilized as a staging area for Marlin Gas Services to fill CNG transport trailers for its virtual pipeline services. A dedicated lane for filling the transport trailers will allow Marlin to better serve its Southeast customers.
Today's ribbon-cutting event celebrated the opening of the fueling station and included representatives from the Georgia Public Service Commission, Georgia Ports Authority, City of Savannah and the City of Port Wentworth, among others.
The Marlin Compression CNG fueling station is located along the I-95 corridor near the Port of Savannah, within the Port Fuel Center. The newly constructed Port Fuel Center offers customers fuel options that are sustainable and decrease fuel costs at the Port of Savannah and surrounding communities.
Marlin Compression constructed the station in partnership with Atlanta Gas Light, a subsidiary of Southern Company Gas. In 2020, Atlanta Gas Light announced it entered into an agreement with Chesapeake Utilities to construct and maintain the station.
"The Marlin Compression CNG station is yet another example of Chesapeake Utilities' leadership in the transition to lower carbon energy," said Jeff Householder, president and CEO. "Our service expansions not only provide access to lower carbon energy, but they also contribute to the economic well-being of the communities we serve. In partnership with Atlanta Gas Light, Southern Company Gas and the Port Fuel Center, we are excited to offer CNG as a low emissions fuel option for the truck fleets and other vehicles that operate in and around the Port of Savannah. In the near future, we will provide an RNG option at the same site to further advance our efforts in developing sustainable energy projects."
As part of the Company's mission, Chesapeake Utilities strives to make life better for the people and communities where its employees live, work and serve. During the grand opening event earlier today, Chesapeake Utilities announced a $10,000 donation to the United Way of the Coastal Empire. The organization serves members of the Bryan, Chatham, Liberty and Effingham communities.