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UGI Opens Newest CNG Fueling Station, Touts Advantages of Natural Gas Vehicles

UGI Utilities recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its CNG fueling station at the company’s office located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The new CNG fueling station will serve UGI’s growing fleet of natural gas-powered vehicles. The station and fleet are part of UGI’s commitment to help reduce mobile source emissions and promote clean-burning vehicles.

The new CNG fueling station will help fuel the company’s fleet of 46 CNG vehicles. An additional 40 vehicles designed to run on CNG have been ordered and are expected to be delivered to UGI this year. UGI also operates a CNG fueling station at its Wilkes-Barre office.

“UGI is pleased to take this significant step forward in promoting clean energy with compressed natural gas,” Robert Stoyko, vice president of marketing and customer relations, said. “Using natural gas as a vehicle fuel improves the environment by lowering emissions, and we look forward to working with other area companies to explore the benefits of CNG for their fleets.”

UGI says efforts aimed at reducing vehicle emissions are beneficial to the communities it serves. The Mid-Atlantic region experience a significant number of Clean Air Action Days during the summer months, and vehicle emissions are a significant contributor to air quality issues experienced in the region.

Construction was completed under the direction of Air & Gas Technologies, a New Jersey-based company with experience with CNG fueling stations.