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 gas.
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.