IGS CNG Services Partners with Englefield Oil to Open CNG Fueling Station in Obetz, Ohio
Obetz, OH – IGS CNG Services, in conjunction with Englefield Oil, announced the opening of their compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the existing Duchess convenience store, a BP fueling station at 3909 Alum Creek Drive in Obetz, OH. The station will service a growing number of Ohio businesses and citizens who are converting to natural gas vehicles (NGVs) as a way to save money and use a clean, Ohio fuel.
The Obetz station is the newest in the IGS CNG Services’ family of stations that serves the public, and the first CNG station at a Duchess location. Of the stations, IGS CNG Services has six active locations in Ohio (including Obetz) and three in West Virginia. The other Ohio CNG stations are located in Dayton, Dublin (owned by the City of Dublin), Findlay, Orrville, and Girard. The West Virginia CNG stations are located in Charleston, Bridgeport, and Jane Lew.
At the station, there are two CNG dispensers with four hoses, including two high flow and two ‘fleet’ style. These dispensers would allow users to fuel their CNG vehicle in the same amount of time it would take to refuel traditional gasoline or diesel vehicles. “We’re pleased to continue to grow our CNG infrastructure, while serving both fleets based in Central Ohio and those traveling through the area,” said Mike Gatt, vice president of IGS CNG Services. “CNG provides a more cost-effective and domestic fueling option for commercial fleets looking for a cleaner alternative to gasoline and diesel,” he explained.
“We are very excited about the opening of our CNG fueling station at our Alum Creek Duchess,” said Bill Englefield, president of Englefield Oil Company. “We believe this offering will attract new customers and please existing customers who are exploring the option of fueling with compressed natural gas. This Duchess will continue to serve our customers in the traditional way, but with the increasing popularity of CNG we’re also able to provide them with an alternative option to gasoline. We’re very happy to be in a partnership with IGS. In addition, we hope to offer this fuel alternative at our other Duchess locations around the state of Ohio in the future.”
Overall, CNG is a cleaner burning alternative fuel to traditional fuels, emitting up to 30 percent less carbon dioxide, up to 75 percent less carbon monoxide and up to 95 percent less particulate matter than gasoline or diesel. The fuel also costs substantially less than the price of gasoline, is approximately 30 to 40 percent below current diesel prices, and is produced domestically in states including Ohio. Currently, there is more than a 100-year natural gas supply in the United States alone.
This station marks the continuation of the infrastructure necessary to support Ohio’s conversion to natural gas fueled vehicles. It will support light-, medium- and heavy-duty CNG fueled vehicles. Commercial CNG vehicles can range from light-duty trucks and sedans to medium-duty trucks (such as delivery vans and postal vehicles), to heavy-duty vehicles (such as tractor trailers).
About IGS CNG Services
IGS CNG Services is a complete solutions provider to the natural gas vehicle industry. Currently, IGS CNG Services is focusing on building CNG stations throughout the Midwest providing CNG fueling solutions and helping customers navigate this growing industry by utilizing domestically-produced energy resources.
Its partnership with IGS Energy provides the expertise necessary to help customers navigate this rapidly growing market. As traditional fuel costs continue to burden large and small fleet transportation operations, IGS CNG Services offers products and services which can reduce barriers to CNG adoption.
Services offered include:
- Ownership and operation of large, fast-fill CNG fueling stations;
- Consulting and modeling to ensure optimal return on investment and capital requirements for fleets;
- Risk mitigation services to provide users a long-term fixed CNG price driving fuel savings.
About Englefield Oil
F.W. Englefield III started the company in 1961 with three service stations and an office operating out of his basement. A concept of a full-line convenience store to better serve customers began to form over the years. In 1975, Englefield Oil Company took a leap of faith and opened the first Duchess Shoppe in Lancaster, Ohio.
Today, Englefield Oil Company is still family-owned and operated. The business is based out of Heath, Ohio and employs over 1,500 employees. The retail side of the business, Duchess Shoppe, is proud to distribute high-performance BP fuels at the majority of their 123 retail locations. In addition to the convenience stores, Englefield Oil Company is a successful fuel and lube supplier; the company provides fuel to businesses in transport quantities and for on-site fleet fueling.
Englefield Oil Company lives by the vision, “Total dedication to customers, employees, family and community.”