Clean Cities: Bridgeport, West Virginia
Our success story this week brings us to Bridgeport, West Virginia where a compressed natural gas refueling corridor is now online. The I-79 CNG corridor started taking shape three years ago, and also includes stations in Jane Lew and Charleston with more pit stops planned. Natural gas, sourced from the area’s massive Marcellus shale deposits, is a perfect fit for the region, so, this clean alternative fuel helps both the local economy and the environment.
TJ MEADOWS: 30% less CO2, 90% less emissions out of tailpipe and finally it’s a domestic W. VA fuel that we have right here in the state that we work every day to bring out of the ground.
JOHN DAVIS: As of now, a dozen companies fuel up at the Bridgeport station, including local oil and natural gas company Antero Resources. The CNG corridor is a forward looking initiative that is already paying dividends for businesses and residents in the mountain state.