Compressed natural gas (CNG) trucking and delivery firm NG
Advantage LLC today announced that it has secured multi-year
contracts with Pike Industries and Putney Paper for delivery of
CNG, starting in early 2013. NG Advantage delivers CNG to
energy-intensive enterprises not connected to a pipeline,
allowing these companies to realize the economic and
environmental benefits of low-cost, low-emissions natural
NG Advantage believes this is the first announcement of
contracts for CNG delivered to enterprises beyond the pipeline
in the US.
Presently, pipeline gas costs approximately 70% less per Btu
than oil or propane. This price advantage is supporting
American manufacturing and rapid job growth. However, companies
not connected by pipeline have found themselves at an
increasing competitive disadvantage.
NG Advantage compresses natural
gas from existing transmission pipelines into specialized
composite trailers. Customers use gas directly from the
trailers, eliminating the need for onsite storage. Proprietary
routing and monitoring technology ensures customer supply,
regardless of usage fluctuations and efficient use of tractors,
trailers and compressors.
CNG delivered by truck is a low-cost alternative to oil
products for sites which use more than 150,000 gallons of oil
or the equivalent each year, or 100,000 gallons seasonally.
Unlike liquefied natural gas (LNG), CNG is practical for
medium-sized industrial and institutional customers, since it
does not require expensive cryogenic storage at customer sites.
"A series of disruptive technologies have come together to
make it possible for us to extend the benefits of natural gas
beyond the pipeline," commented NG Advantage founder Tom
"Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have dramatically
driven down the price of natural
gas in North America. Composite materials have led to the
development of practical shipping containers for compressed
gas. And modern communication lets us track trucks and customer
usage in real time," Mr. Evslin said.
NG Advantage's first compressor station in Milton, Vermont will
serve enterprise customers in Vermont, New York and New
Hampshire. The company plans rapid expansion throughout the northern
New England region and beyond.