Wed., 10:14 pm: Ground broken on CNG filling station


WEATHERSFIELD Local enthusiasm about the natural gas industry and a location that is midway between New York and Chicago are what spurred IGS Energy-CNG Services to choose Weathersfield for one of its first Ohio compressed natural gas filling stations, a company official said today.

Dave Mrowzinski, CNG program manager for IGS-CNG, was in town for the official start of construction on the new $2 million compressed natural gas, or CNG, filling station at Mr. Fuel on Salt Springs Road off Interstate 80. It is expected to be operating by the June travel season.

Right now there are about 10 CNG stations in the state, and this one will be IGS-CNG’s fifth station.

“Our goal is to develop a CNG infrastructure in the Midwest that serves businesses and individuals utilizing CNG,” said Scott White, president of IGS Energy. “Our plan responds to the emerging market demand for fast, convenient refueling of CNG vehicles. We want to create the opportunity to travel all over the region without a worry of whether you can find a spot to fuel up with compressed natural gas.”

Mrowzinski declined to talk about specific future locations, but hinted that more will be on the way to the Valley in the distant future.

Read the full story in Thursday’s Tribune Chronicle.