Following an announcement last fall that Xpress Natural Gas (XNG) and Direct Energy Business entered an agreement to deliver CNG to off-pipeline industrial and commercial businesses and institutions in the State of New York, construction on the CNG production facility and distribution terminal has begun in Manheim, New York. The facility, anticipated to be fully operational by spring 2015, will employ up to eight full-time employees and will result in the creation of nearly 100 related jobs in the area.
“XNG and Direct Energy Business are working together to solve two of the biggest concerns in the New York business community right now via the construction of this terminal – the high cost of traditional energy options, and the lack of competitive alternatives,” said John Nahill, president of XNG.
“Direct Energy Business is uniquely positioned to combine its resources with companies such as XNG to help customers modify their facilities and take advantage of cheaper natural gas prices in North America,” said John Schultz, president of Direct Energy Business. “We are excited about the construction of this facility to help New York State businesses and municipalities save money on their primary fuel costs.”
XNG operates the largest fleet of high-capacity all-composite CNG trailers in North America. Moreover, Direct Energy is a retail energy company dedicated to offering customized electricity and natural gas products and pricing options, advocating for energy choice in the regulatory policy arena, and providing businesses with advice and service.
Source: Direct Energy