IGS Energy building more CNG fueling stations in shale gas country

Source: Columbus Business First

IGS Energy CNG Services in Dublin is advancing its plan to build compressed natural gas fueling stations in shale gas country, breaking ground Tuesday on a facility in Charleston, W.Va.

The project carries an estimated price tag of $2 million to $3 million, said an IGS spokeswoman. The station, at a Bigley Foodland grocery store site, is expected to be completed in November.

As I’ve reported, IGS is focused on developing CNG fueling stations in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania where wells in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays are producing large volumes of natural gas.

The company’s lone Ohio project at this point is in the Youngstown area where construction is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter this year and be completed by the second quarter of 2014.

The Charleston station is one of three planned along Interstate 79 in West Virginia with the others in Bridgeport and Jane Lew.

IGS said three oil and gas companies, Antero Resources LLC, Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE:CHK) and EQT Corp.(NYSE:EQT), along with the West Virginia Department of Highways, have committed to using CNG vehicles in their fleets in the I-79 corridor.