First CNG refueling facility opens in Savannah, Georgia
The newest Enmarket store opened on June 8 in Port Wentworth. It is the first fueling station to bring CNG supplied by Atlanta Gas Light to the Savannah public and provides a wide range of services aimed at truck traffic serving the Port of Savannah as well as the general public. The new facility, which also offers Enmarket’s second Fuzzy Taco Shop, a fast-casual Mexican restaurant, will be able to fuel all classes of CNG vehicles, including Class 8 trucks (18-wheelers).
“CNG is an increasingly important fuel, especially for heavy trucks, and we are delighted to bring the fast-fill version of it to the motoring public in Savannah,” said Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket. “CNG is a clean, efficient product, and making it available is in keeping with our goals to serve the public and protect the environment.”
“We are proud to partner with Enmarket and help expand the state’s CNG infrastructure,” said Bryan Batson, president of Atlanta Gas Light. “This new station is also making it possible for local area fleets to deploy CNG vehicles to help meet their sustainability goals.”
According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s alternative fuel website, 23 Georgia cities have public CNG vendors, with 26 sites among them. Atlanta is the only city in the state with a large number of stations, while Augusta has two and Columbus has one. The location of the new station provides value to CNG vehicles traveling I-95 between Florida and the Carolinas.
According to the Department of Energy, there are more than 175,000 CNG-powered vehicles in the United States, and 23 million worldwide.