Chesapeake Utilities opens new natural gas public station in Dover

April 3, 2019. Chesapeake Utilities, a natural gas subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corp., cut the ribbon on a new compressed natural gas (CNG) public fueling station in Dover, Delaware.

   The ceremony was followed by a morning of presentations from federal and state public officials on fleet transitions in Delaware to natural gas and other options and alternative fuel corridors. Available grant programs for converting vehicles were also reviewed.

   Located at 500 Energy Ln., the public-access facility was built as a fast-fill station with a maximum capacity of 2200 scfm (standard cubic feet per minute) or 16 DGE (diesel gallon equivalents) per minute. The daily maximum capacity is 23,000 DGE per day.

   Situated off Exit 95 on Route 1, the station is designed with the capacity to fill CNG tube trailers – supporting virtual pipelines and emergency needs on the Delmarva Peninsula, explains Chesapeake Utilities.

   Chesapeake Utilities was awarded a $500,000 grant through the Delaware Clean Cities Coalition for the project’s construction, which was completed in 2018 and totaled $1.8 million.

   The utility and the State of Delaware have been promoting the use of alternatives to diesel and gasoline that can contribute to cleaner air conditions.