Chesapeake Utilities Corp. affiliate Marlin Compression has opened a high-capacity compressed natural gas (CNG) truck and tube trailer fueling station in Port Wentworth, Georgia. The facility is one of the largest public-access CNG stations on the East Coast. 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.
Chesapeake plans to offer a renewable natural gas (RNG) option to customers of the new fueling station in the future.
The station is located along the I-95 corridor near the Port of Savannah, within the newly opened Port Fuel Center, which offers sustainable fuel options to customers at the Port of Savannah and surrounding communities.
Marlin Compression constructed the CNG fueling 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, president and CEO. “Our service expansions not only provide access to lower-carbon energy, but it also contributes 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.”