Chesapeake Utilities to build new CNG station at Port of Savannah


Chesapeake Utilities has teamed up with Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) to build a compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station near the Port of Savannah in Georgia.

The station will be a CNG supply source for Chesapeake Utilities’s Marlin Gas Services subsidiary’s (Marlin) CNG virtual pipeline operations.

The station’s location in Savannah is expected to provide greater access to Marlin’s customers in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Since 1996, Marlin Gas Services has been offering mobile virtual pipeline applications to local gas distribution utilities, municipal gas companies, intrastate and interstate pipeline companies, natural gas producers, various manufacturers and large industrial customers throughout North America.

The CNG station will be built at the Port Fuel Center

The CNG station will be constructed at the Port Fuel Center located in Port Wentworth. It will serve local CNG fleets as well as renewable natural gas (RNG) fueled vehicles.

The Port Fuel Center is a 15-acre fully permitted site with additional fueling amenities, restaurants and a convenience store.

Providing a range of fueling choices, including diesel and gasoline, the Center is expected to serve the more than 12,000 trucks that pass the site daily.

Scheduled to open in early 2021, the CNG fuelling station has secured approval from the city of Port Wentworth and the Georgia Ports Authority.

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said: “The Georgia Ports Authority has had a long-term commitment to operating in a sustainable fashion and cutting our environmental footprint, in part by transitioning much of our equipment from diesel to electric power.

“Marlin’s entry into the Savannah market will provide the support necessary for our port community to expand the migration to fuel options that lower carbon emissions and provide cleaner air.”

Chesapeake Utilities said that it is also in the process of developing and contracting RNG to supply ultra-low carbon fuel for local fleets.

The new CNG station is part of the company’s environmental commitment to supply clean-burning natural gas to fuel vehicles.