Shipley Energy opens CNG refueling station

August 4, 2017. A compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station has opened at a Shipley Energy fleet fueling facility in Spring Garden Township, York County.

   The CNG station is located at 714 Loucks Mill Road, is a partnership between Shipley Energy and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. of California.

   A ribbon-cutting was held last week at the Pacific Pride commercial fuel station where the CNG station is located. The station opened in the spring but finishing touches on the facility were completed in recent weeks, according to a Central Penn Business Journal report.

   The CNG station received a $409,523 state grant and five Shipley Energy CNG fleet vehicles received a $181,000 state grant, Gov. Tom Wolf announced in a press release.

   Shipley Energy, which owns the fueling station, received the grant through the Natural Gas Energy Development Program from the Department of Environmental Protection to help with the cost of switching five fleet vehicles to compressed natural gas. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. received the $409,523 grant through the Alternative and Clean Energy Program from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for construction of the pumps.

   Pennsylvania has 83 natural gas fueling stations and an additional 40 stations are under construction or proposed.