Vermont Gas and NG Advantage Create First “Gas Island” in Advance of Pipeline Expansion to Provide CNG to Customers

South Burlington and Milton, VT– Farmers, a hard-cider producer and Middlebury College will begin to receive natural gas service sooner than they had expected.

For the first time in the nation, a local natural gas distribution company (LDC) and a "virtual pipeline" provider have partnered to provide natural gas to new customers — in advance of a pipeline extension.

Rutland, Vermont Using Natural Gas In Advance of the Pipeline

Compressed natural gas (CNG) is paving the streets in the center of Rutland, Vermont, running the largest commercial laundry in the state, as well as heating the hospital - and there is no gas pipeline in the area.

The gas is arriving because of NG Advantage'svirtual pipeline, consisting of a fleet of high-tech tractor/trailers.

HP Hood Plant in Lafargeville, NY Converts From Burning Fuel Oil to Cleaner, Less Expensive Natural Gas

NG Advantage to Truck CNG to HP Hood Plant Not on a Gas Pipeline

For immediate release: June 16, 2014 - Milton, VT and Lafargeville, NY

HP Hood’s plant in Lafargeville, NY is converting from fuel oil to compressed natural gas (CNG) as a boiler fuel. CNG is much less expensive than fuel oil so the plant will be more competitive. After the conversion, the plant will emit 26% less CO2, much less SO2 and NOx, and almost no particulates.

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