Atlanta Gas Light signs contracts for development of two additional CNG stations
DeKalb County and Flint River Fueling Center to open publicly accessible CNG stations under Georgia PSC-approved program (Photos available upon request)
ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2013 - Atlanta Gas Light, a subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE:GAS), announced today that it has signed agreements to open new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Decatur, Ga, and Oglethorpe, Ga. The two public-access stations, which will be operated by DeKalb County and the Flint River Fuel Center, will be constructed by Atlanta Gas Light under a program approved by the state's Public Service Commission to utilize the company's Universal Service Fund to spur CNG vehicle and infrastructure investment in the state. With the addition of these stations, AGL now has seven CNG stations in development across the state.
"The seven fueling stations now under construction demonstrate our commitment to economic development and our program's goal of ramping up CNG investments throughout Georgia," said Kevin McCrackin, vice president of utility marketing for AGL Resources. "The program has been pivotal in expanding the public's access to this clean, efficient and affordable fuel source."
The CNG stations in development include:
1120 North Ave. (City of Atlanta)
128 Claire Dr. (City of Atlanta)
323 Cash Memorial Blvd., Forest Park (Premier Transportation
3820 Leroy Scott Dr., Decatur (DeKalb County)
2880 State Route 49, Oglethorpe (Flint River Fuel Center)
401 O'Leary Rd. (Colonial Group, Inc., through its Enmark subsidiary)
1628 James P. Rodgers Dr. (Langdale Fuel, and affiliate of The Langdale Company)
In November 2011, the Georgia Public Service Commission approved a plan submitted by Atlanta Gas Light to invest $11.57 million from the company's Universal Service Fund to install natural gas compression and storage equipment at newly proposed CNG fueling stations. With seven stations under contract and the construction phase underway, the program has successfully deployed the majority of the authorized funding. Atlanta Gas Light is still taking applications under the program on a first come-first served basis, but cannot assure that funding will remain available for interested applicants.
Atlanta Gas Light also has existing programs in place to work with fleet operators and potential station developers to build a variety of CNG station options, including development of CNG station projects under the company's V-52 tariff rate schedule. The V-52 rate provides for Atlanta Gas Light to install and maintain the CNG equipment for station developers in a similar fashion, but under a different rate structure.
Atlanta Gas Light also has a lease program for homeowners and small business owners to install a home refueling appliance (HRA) to conveniently fuel CNG vehicles. Leases are available for $60 per month with a 5-year commitment.
More information on the CNG Program can be found at www.atlantagaslight.com/cngplan.
About Atlanta Gas Light
Atlanta Gas Light, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS), provides natural gas delivery service to more than 1.5 million customers in Georgia. In operation since 1856, the company is one of the oldest corporations in the state. For more information, visit www.atlantagaslight.com.
About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services, midstream operations and cargo shipping. AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves approximately 634,000 retail energy customers and approximately 1.23 million customer service contracts through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Nicor National, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management, ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities, and ownership of Tropical Shipping, one of the largest containerized cargo carriers serving the Bahamas and Caribbean region. AGL Resources is a member of the S&P 500 Index.
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