South Jersey Gas, subsidiary of energy services holding company South Jersey Industries, and Wawa, Inc. announced a joint project that will introduce natural gas fueling at one of Wawa’s southern New Jersey locations. This collaboration would be the first of its kind in the region and follow a similar format to initiatives between natural gas utilities and traditional filling stations in other areas of the country.
The first facility slated for CNG is located in Logan Township, NJ, off exit 10 of Route 295 and within the Pureland Industrial Complex. Both companies anticipate having fueling infrastructure in place to serve NGVs by early 2015. Furthermore, other locations are being considered.
“We’re very excited to begin this joint project with Wawa as it is a natural extension of the growth within our CNG business line,” said Jeffrey E. DuBois, president of South Jersey Gas. “This initiative will build greater faith among the general public in natural gas as a reliable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly transportation fuel source.
Brian Schaller, vice president of Fuel for Wawa, also commented: “We are pleased to offer compressed natural gas for the first time to our customers at our Logan Township store. This joint project is another step in the evolution of Wawa’s fuel offer, providing an alternative that is cheaper, cleaner and domestically available. CNG provides an opportunity to increase the value of our fuel and convenience offer to the customer, and positions us for the future.”
Source: South Jersey Gas