NG Advantage Virtual Pipeline
NG Advantage's Virtual Pipeline delivers CNG to energy intensive enterprises not connected to a gas pipeline
NG Advantage now serving customers from Milton, VT and in Pembroke, NH in partnership with Clean Energy Fuels.
NG Advantage LLC is a Clean Energy (NASDAQ: CLNE) company creating a new sector in the mid/down stream natural gas industry using its "virtual pipeline" - a fleet of tractor trailers - to deliver CNG to industrial sites NOT on a gas pipeline. NG Advantage is a US company based in Vermont expanding throughout the U.S.
Potential customers located within a 200 mile radius of an existing compressor station are using approximately 80,000 MMBtus of fuel oil, propane, waste oil, or coal annually and can save 20-30% off that bill by changing to cleaner, North American compressed natural gas as their primary source of process and comfort heat. For a potential customer burning 1Bcf or more, NG Advantage will build a compressor station as close to the customer's plant and a transmission pipeline as possible.
The Company's "virtual or mobile pipeline" of high-tech carbon-fiber tanks from Hexagon Lincoln mounted on traditional trailer chassis brings dramatic savings and substantial improvements in "carbon footprints" to customers.
NG Advantage is committed to providing gas to its customers as if they were on a pipeline.
Potential customers tell NG Advantage that they find it difficult both to remain competitive on price and to meet their green energy goals without access to natural gas. Trucked CNG immediately saves customers between 20-30% off their fuel costs and lowers CO2 emissions by 26% with almost no particulate emission.
Customers tell NG Advantage that since converting to delivered natural gas, they win far more bids and that their facility is seen as much more competitive by parent companies and potential buyers.
NG Advantage purchases CNG from existing pipelines, compresses it, and loads it into tanks mounted on traditional chassis that are delivered to customer sites. Customers have no need to invest in onsite storage as the gas is drawn directly from the NG Advantage trailers. They are closely monitored 24x7 by the NG Advantage Operational Technicians Team and replaced before they are depleted. Customers currently use between one and 18 loads of gas a day.
The customer is responsible for the burner conversion within their facility, site work and bringing electricity, communications and a gas line from their plant to the Off-Loading Station. NG Advantage builds that Off-Loading Station outside the plant that decompresses, heats, and sends the CNG into a regulator and the new burner. Customers keep their legacy fuel as a backup. They are additionally given access to an NG Advantage on-line dashboard that allows them to monitor their usage and the off-loading process.
All the NG Advantage teams are absolutely committed to excellent customer service. The Startup Team has extensive experience in helping customers obtain needed permits, advising on the plans for the site work, and working with local and state fire personnel. NG Advantage’s Startup Team stays on site during the installation process. When they are satisfied with the install, they turn the customer over to the 24/7 Operations Team. The Operations Team partners with the customer’s operations and maintenance personnel to make all transfers safe and on time. The NG Advantage local Maintenance Team and the Safety Team regularly inspect and maintain the equipment at the Company's Compressor Stations, and outside customer sites.
Customers immediately experience the substantial economic, environmental, and maintenance benefits of natural gas with little capital expense. Not much risk!
We Serve the Following Industries
Pulp & Paper
Regional Medical Centers
Local Gas Distribution (LDCs)
Ten Questions to Ask a Potential CNG Supplier
- Do you have an OPERATING compressor station close to me?
- Do you have a backup station - how far from my plant is it?
- Who does your hauling?
- Can I buy my gas directly through a gas marketer?
- Will I be able to afford to burn gas in the winter?
- Is your equipment on my site remotely monitored?
- Does your company have a 24/7 Maintenance Team?
- Is your Off-Loading Station reliable?
- What help can you give us with permitting?
- What safety training do you offer?
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Helpful CNG Conversion Facts
- 1 Cubic Foot = 1,000 BTU (typical value)
- 100 Cubic Feet = 1C cubic feet = 0.1M cubic feet = 1 Therm = 100,000 BTU
- 1 mmBTU = 1,000,000 BTU = 10 therms = 1 dth (dekatherm) = 1 mcf
- 1 therm = 100,000 BTU
- 1.25 therms = 1 GGE = 1 CNG Gallon = 125,000 BTU
- 1.39 therms = 1 DGE = 139,000 BTU
- 8 GGE = 1 mmBTU
- 1 GGE = 125 standard cubic feet (SCF)
- 1 DGE = 139 SCF
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