Chesapeake Utilities compressed natural gas unit opens terminal near Savannah, GA

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Chesapeake Utilities Corporation affiliate Marlin Compression opened a high-capacity compressed natural gas (CNG) truck and tube trailer fueling station in Port Wentworth, GA.

The facility is one of the largest public access CNG stations on the East Coast. In addition to CNG, the new fueling station will offer a renewable natural gas (RNG) option to customers in the near future.

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Chesapeake is based in Dover.

Marlin is a truck transporter and operator of compressed natural gas stations.  Marlin is expected to be a key player in projects that will convert chicken litter into gas on the Delmarva Peninsula. Marlin’s  “pipeline on wheels allows for the production of biogas without building a pipeline.

In addition to fleet fueling, the station will be utilized as a staging area for Marlin Gas Services to fill CNG transport trailers for its virtual pipeline services. 

The Marlin Compression CNG fueling station is located along the I-95 corridor near the Port of Savannah, within the Port Fuel Center. The newly constructed Port Fuel Center offers customers fuel options that are sustainable and decrease fuel costs at the Port of Savannah and surrounding communities.

Marlin Compression constructed the station in partnership with Atlanta Gas Light, a subsidiary of Southern Company Gas. In 2020, Atlanta Gas Light announced it entered into an agreement with Chesapeake Utilities to construct and maintain the station.

“The Marlin Compression CNG station is yet another example of Chesapeake Utilities’ leadership in the transition to lower carbon energy,” said Jeff Householder,  CEO. “Our service expansions not only provide access to lower carbon energy, but they also contribute to the economic well-being of the communities we serve. In partnership with Atlanta Gas Light, Southern Company Gas and the Port Fuel Center, we are excited to offer CNG as a low emissions fuel option for the truck fleets and other vehicles that operate in and around the Port of Savannah. In the near future, we will provide an RNG option at the same site to further advance our efforts in developing sustainable energy projects.”

During the opening event on Thursday, Chesapeake Utilities announced a $10,000 donation to the United Way of the Coastal Empire. The organization serves members of the Bryan, Chatham, Liberty and Effingham communities.

Marlin Compression is owned by OnSight Renewables, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK). Marlin Compression operates a CNG public fueling station located at the Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s Energy Lane operations center in Dover, Delaware. The Port Fueling Center will be its second CNG station.

 

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