Recently, the Georgia General Assembly gave express authorization for the Universal Service Fund (USF) to release monetary resources to AGL to be used to construct natural gas refuelling infrastructure.
The gas company will own and maintain the CNG equipment connected to its traditional natural gas distribution system, whereas the stations would be owned and operated by private retailers who must invest approximately 50 percent of the cost of the CNG station.
“Demand for natural gas is growing in the United States and we are committed to attracting interest in this important new investment opportunity to Georgia,” said Ian Skelton, director of Atlanta Gas Light’s natural gas vehicle program.
The executive highlighted that the country is estimated to have one hundred years of natural gas supply. “Fleet owners and vehicle manufacturers are beginning to recognize the significant price advantage CNG holds over petroleum at the pump and, as a result, demand for natural gas should increase”, Skelton concluded.