Governor Tom Wolf announced that Xpress Natural Gas, LLC (XNG) will construct a commercial compressed natural gas fueling station in Susquehanna County and create 88 new, high-wage jobs. XNG received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes $176,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs and $11,050 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.
“Pennsylvania’s abundant natural resources and dedicated workforce have been, and will continue to be, major factors in attracting new business,” said Governor Wolf. “We welcome businesses like Xpress Natural Gas that recognize the advantages that can only be found in Pennsylvania, and we extend our gratitude for the jobs they are creating and the ongoing economic stimulus that this project will provide.”
Designed to daily fuel up to 100 trailers that the company uses to deliver CNG to customers across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, XNG will construct a 130,000-square-foot fueling station on 20 acres of land in Forest Lake Township, Susquehanna County. The company will invest $18,620,000 in this first phase, which includes the land purchase and construction and infrastructure costs for the station. XNG has committed to the creation of 88 new, full-time jobs over the next three years. Employee hiring has commenced.
“We are sincerely appreciative of the hard work and support from the Governor’s office and so many Pennsylvania state agencies. Their combined efforts to advance our project have put us in the position to make this investment and to create so many jobs, so quickly,” said John Nahill, CEO of Xpress Natural Gas. “We are excited to take advantage of the skilled workforce in Susquehanna County to grow our business.”
Source: Government of Pennsylvania