Governor Wolf Celebrates Opening of Compressed Natural Gas station in York County

first_img July 28, 2017 Energy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today helped celebrate the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station at a Shipley Energy fleet fueling facility in Spring Garden Township, York County. The CNG station, located at the intersection of Interstate 83 and Route 30, is a partnership between Shipley Energy of York and Clean Energy Fuels Corp of California. The CNG station and five Shipley Energy CNG fleet vehicles received nearly $600,000 in state incentives.“Using CNG to power vehicles for business fleets is not only environmentally smart, it also makes strong economic sense for the companies that take advantage of this Pennsylvania resource,” said Governor Wolf at the ribbon cutting. “Projects like this enable Pennsylvanians to benefit from our tremendous natural gas resources which has significant impact on the commonwealth’s economic well-being and creates jobs.”Shipley Energy, which owns the fueling station, received a $181,000 grant through the Natural Gas Energy Development Program from the Department of Environmental Protection to help with the cost of switching five fleet vehicles to cleaner-burning compressed natural gas.  The commonwealth has invested more than $13.8 million to reimburse grantees statewide for the purchase or conversion of 713 heavy duty vehicles, displacing over 8.9 million gasoline gallon equivalents per year.Fleet vehicles from Shipley Energy and other companies can use the CNG fueling pumps.“We are excited to be the vanguard of deployment of CNG for fleets to diversify their fuel recourses and to be more environmentally conscious,” said Matt Sommer, Shipley Energy President and COO. “CNG is cleaner, less expensive, and locally produced.”Clean Energy Fuels Corp, which operates similar facilities across North America, received a $409,523 grant through the Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) Program from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for construction of the pumps. The authority has approved 46 compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas station projects through the program since 2013 for a total investment of nearly $25 million.Pennsylvania has 83 open natural gas fueling stations and an additional 40 stations are under construction or proposed.“As the largest provider of natural gas fuel for the transportation industry, we understand the importance of partnering with companies like Shipley Energy, and states like Pennsylvania, which understand how important alternative fuels are in moving our nation’s freight,” said Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy Fuels. “Natural gas offers significant greenhouse gas reductions over diesel, and because of the significant grant programs offered here, along with the Governor’s commitment to economic development, we believe that natural gas fueling in Pennsylvania is here to stay.”In addition to the support, the Wolf administration is offering other tools to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles. The Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG), awarded by the Department of Environmental Protections, has provided $10.6 million to 91 awardees to support the purchase or conversion for light and medium duty natural gas vehicles as well as propane and electric fleet vehicles of any size. The program has disbursed $3.8 million for the purchase or conversion of 563 vehicles, displacing over 1.7 million gasoline gallon equivalents per year.Additionally, the Department of Transportation launched an innovative public private partnership mechanism to expand CNG fueling stations for transit agencies. When completed these CNG fueling stations will supply gas to more than 1,600 CNG buses at participating transit agencies, and will be open to the public. Governor Wolf Celebrates Opening of Compressed Natural Gas station in York Countycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Debra Middleton

first_imgDebra Middleton, 60, of Versailles passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville.  Debra was born Thursday, December 17, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late William and Sharon (Gall) Kidd.  Debra enjoyed playing games on Facebook.Debra is survived by fiancé Raymond Heitzman of Versailles; brothers: Jack (Karen) Kidd of Cincinnati, OH, Robert Kidd of Cincinnati, OH and Roscoe Jones of Cold Spring, KY; sisters: Karen (Jeff) Coy of Vevay, IN and Cheryl Jones of Versailles, IN.  She was preceded in death by her parents William and Sharon Kidd.Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be given in honor of Debra to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in care of Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home who is entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812)432-5480.  You may go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Castine’s Bob Ciano wins Bucksport Bay Festival 5K

first_imgBUCKSPORT — Bob Ciano, 62, of Castine placed first of more than 130 runners in Saturday’s Bucksport Bay Festival 5K.Ciano was the first male finisher with a time of 19 minutes and 19.8 seconds. Katherine Marshall, 34, of Houston, Texas, was the first female in 20:17.3.The following won their age divisions:Female age 12 and under: Katrina Modrusan, 6, of Bangor (49:20.2).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMale age 12 and under: Charlie Collins, 12, of Winterport (21:37.4).Female age 13-17: Heather Perkins, 15, of Pittsfield, Mass. (24:31.1).Male age 13-17: Matthew Shea, 14, of Ellsworth (20:00.5).Female age 18-29: Alissa Schlote, 26, of Ottawa, Ontario (23:39.0).Male age 18-29: Ezra Dean, 22, of Orono (20:24.8).Female age 30-39: Laura Ramboer, 38, of Cathance Township (22:48.6).Male age 30-39: Scott Porter, 36, of Portland (21:07.1).Female age 40-49: Robin Clarke, 46, of Ellsworth (22:00.7).Male age 40-49: Greg Dean, 42, of Levant (20:37.4).Female age 50-59: Mary Buck, 52, of Mechanicville, NY (21:54.2).Male age 50-59: Laurent Houssel, age 51 (19:28.0).Female age 60-69: Shannon Martin, 64, of Bloomington, Indiana (27.57.7).Male age 60-69: Ed Hughes, 62, of Bangor (20:38.1).Female age 70-79: Mary Alice Bruce, age 77 (40:17.5).Male age 70-79: Tony Swebilus, 72, of Morrill (23:48.3).last_img read more