Let’s Celebrate a Small NY Victory: CNG Distro Center Opens in CNY

A small (very small) victory for natural gas in New York State. And it’s sad that we have to accord this bit of news as actual news. Direct Energy and Xpress Natural Gas (XNG) announced today that they have just opened New York State’s very first compressed natural gas (CNG) production facility and distribution terminal–located in Central New York, east of Utica in Herkimer County. The facility will handle large volumes of natural gas, most of it coming from the Pennsylvania Marcellus (excuse us while we wipe tears away from the keyboard over the destruction to our upstate economy by Andrew Cuomo with his frack ban). This high volume facility, which can handle up to 5.7 billion cubic feet per year, is meant to serve businesses and even entire towns that are not located near a natural gas pipeline. Direct Energy and XNG are targeting not only New York State but also businesses and municipalities in Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut…

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