Atlanta Gas Light Partners with Premier Transportation on Second CNG Station Opening Under AGL CNG Program
Several key officials gathered to celebrate the latest expansion of CNG stations in Georgia, which supports the growth of fueling infrastructure for natural gas vehicles.
“This project would not be possible without the support of the Georgia Public Service Commission,” said Bryan Batson, president of Atlanta Gas Light. “CNG infrastructure in Georgia is gaining momentum that will advance the use of natural gas vehicles in the future.”
Mike Medici, president & CEO of Premier Transportation, recognized the collaboration between Atlanta Gas Light and Premier, as well as the support of Peach State Freightliner, which supplies Premier’s trucks. “This has been a very smooth project, and we are really excited to celebrate the station opening with each of you,” he said. Medici stated the CNG station opening was in line with Premier Transportation’s long-term plans to convert 20 percent of their total fleet of Class 8 tractor-trailers to CNG by the end of 2016.
Georgia Public Service Commissioner Doug Everett noted that the conversation to invest in CNG infrastructure began more than four years ago. “The innovative approach for AGL to build stations using the Universal Service Fund was developed in collaboration with the commission and multiple other parties to make projects like this one feasible,” said Everett. “Today’s CNG station opening is a great example of how public-private partnerships work.”
Don Francis, executive director for Clean Cities Georgia, emphasized the importance of reducing the nation’s dependency on foreign oil and lauded AGL and Premier Transportation for their partnership. “Natural gas is American; it’s ours,” said Francis. “We have 13 CNG stations open around the state, and we have even more planned to open in the future.”
Atlanta Gas Light and Premier Transportation cut ribbon to commemorate CNG station opening
Under the AGL CNG Program there are seven stations in development throughout
Georgia, with five under construction, including the following:
• 1120 North Ave. (City of Atlanta)
• 128 Claire Dr. (City of Atlanta)
• 3720 Leroy Scott Dr., Decatur (DeKalb County)
• 2880 State Route 49, Oglethorpe (Flint River Fuel Center)
• 401 O'Leary Rd. (Colonial Group, Inc., through its Enmark subsidiary)
• 1628 James P. Rodgers Dr., Valdosta (Langdale Fuel)
• 323 Cash Memorial Blvd., Forest Park (Premier Transportation)
More information on the CNG Program can be found at www.atlantagaslight.com/cngplan.
About Atlanta Gas Light
Atlanta Gas Light, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS), provides natural gas delivery service to more than 1.5 million customers in Georgia. In operation since 1856, the company is one of the oldest corporations in the state. For more information, visit www.atlantagaslight.com.
About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services and midstream operations. AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves approximately 630,000 retail energy customers and approximately 1.2 million customer service contracts through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Pivotal Home Solutions, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management, and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. AGL Resources is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.
About Premier Transportation
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Premier Transportation is an Irregular Route Common and Contract Carrier which specializes in providing integrated transportation and logistics solutions to the retail and consumer products industries nationwide. For more information, visit www.premiertransportation.com/.
Kristie Swink Benson