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

Ruggers ‘de-rust’ with friendly fixture

first_imgRUGBY players ‘de-rusted’ their system with a North Vs South XV game at the National Park’s surface yesterday afternoon.Part of the action in yesterday’s North Vs South XV game at the National ParkFollowing an almost two-month layoff, the locals opened the season with a friendly game which featured mixed teams.In the end, the North reigned supreme with Rondel Mc Arthur scoring three tries, Patrick King two and Avery Corbin one,while Godfrey Brooms had four conversions in a total of 38.For the south, Lloyd Anderson scored two tries while Blaise Bailey, Lancelot Adonis and Jamal Angus each scored one. Adonis had one conversion to Ryan Gonzalves two in the team’s 31 total.last_img

FIFA impressed with transparent election of GFA President Kurt Okraku

first_imgWorld football governing body FIFA has congratulated Kurt Okraku following his election as the new President of the Ghana Football Association.Okraku emerged winner after three rounds of voting and was endorsed by 93 delegates following the decision of his closest rival George Afriyie to concede defeat.He succeeds Kwesi Nyantakyi who resigned after a documentary titled Number 12 uncovered wide spread corruption within his administration.Okraku who is Executive Director of Dreams FC has pledged to make the game of football attractive again especially to the corporate world.FIFA representative and observer Luka Nikola stated that he was generally impressed with the manner in which the election was conducted.“On behalf of FIFA congratulations to the new President Mr Kurt Okraku and the entire executive council for being elected.We were here today as observers for FIFA and we observed a very transparent, democratic and well organized elective congress,” he told Citi Sports.The election of Okraku now paves way for the start of the Ghana Premier League which has been slated for the 3rd of November.last_img read more