Co-manager of Kirk Energy Christian Pedersen said the firm has given a letter to the property owner (UPS) to lease the space. Also, the company is performing a gas analysis for that location to determine if natural gas can be delivered at a suitable pressure and quality.
In addition, Pedersen recently obtained certification- issued by the State Fire Marshall for Ohio- for First Responder Training in Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles. “Fundamentally, NGVs are far safer than conventionally fuelled vehicles given the properties of the fuel and design characteristics of the storage tanks. Nevertheless, we think it important that our emergency personnel understand these technologies and be well-versed in the proper handling protocols”, stated the manager.
This initiative had been announced last July, when Kirk Energy received almost USD 3 million in federal grants to build and install four CNG refuelling stations throughout Ohio State.