Georgetown, Ky. – American Natural Gas, a distributor of alternative motor fuels, is building a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Georgetown, Ky. The facility will be the first of its kind in Kentucky.
Beltway Express, a truckload carrier, will be the anchor tenant. The station will be available for use by other carriers and the public. The facility is expected to open in November of this year.
Georgetown is a regional hub for the automotive, agriculture and transportation industries. Once completed, ANG will make alternative fuel readily available for carriers and shippers along the busy I-75/I-64 corridor. ANG is responsible for building, owning, and operating the Georgetown CNG station.
CNG is the cleanest burning transportation fuel commercially available today. Overall costs to operate heavy-duty trucks on CNG are significantly less than running the same trucks on gasoline or diesel fuel.
“I’m proud to welcome ANG to the Commonwealth,” said Governor Steve Beshear. “This CNG station is a win-win-win for Kentucky – it helps strengthen our economy, improves our environment and supports our energy strategy. It’s an opportunity that makes sense.”
ANG is working closely with Columbia Gas, a utility company and natural gas supplier, to secure high pressure and adequate capacity at the location. This, coupled with the station’s state-of-the-art compressors and equipment, will give heavy-duty tractors the high-flow they need and create an easy, effective fueling experience. The site will feature generous ingress and egress, large capacity buffer storage and consumer-friendly CNG fuel dispensers.