Xpress Natural Gas (XNG) has expanded its operations into New York. XNG will supply Schweitzer-Mauduit International’s (SWM) Ancram, New York, facility with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
SMW will receive CNG via tractor-trailer from a production facility and distribution terminal being built in partnership with Direct Energy. The Manheim, New York, facility is anticipated to have completed construction and be fully operational by Q4 2014. In the meantime, SWM will receive gas from XNG’s facility in Eliot, Maine.
“Because of the delay in pipeline infrastructure in New York, and the constraints on a pipeline expansion into more remote regions due to the area’s topography, businesses like SWM were at a disadvantage”, said John Nahill, CEO of XNG. “We are strategically and uniquely positioned to deliver economical and cost-effective energy alternatives to businesses not on the established pipeline network.”
XNG is planning further expansion throughout New England, New York and the Canadian Maritimes. “With the rise in oil prices, the expensive conversion costs associated with liquefied natural gas and the expense and uncertainty of pipeline expansion in these regions, conditions are ideal for the emergence of a CNG trucking industry”, states Nahill.