Marysville PA Talking w/Compass Natural Gas re “Virtual Pipeline”

virtual pipelineLast June MDN told you about Compass Natural Gas, a company that compresses natural gas and trucks it to locations not served by a pipeline, cool concept called a “virtual pipeline” (see Getting Marcellus NatGas to Customers without Pipelines). At the time we posted that story, Compass contacted MDN to state the company does not market or serve rural communities/end users, but rather manufacturers, fleets and businesses. It seems their marketing emphasis has changed. Marysville, in Perry County, PA (near Harrisburg) has no interstate pipeline nearby and only about 1% of Marysville’s residents and businesses use natural gas. The town is in talks with Compass to change that–by having Compass truck in CNG (compressed natural gas) for use by town residents and businesses. The town would, of course, need to install delivery pipelines. Right now Marysville is conducting a survey to see if residents would like to buy cheap, abundant, clean-burning (and home-grown) natural gas…

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