Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has announced its affiliate Marlin Compression opened a high-capacity compressed natural gas (CNG) truck and tube trailer fueling station in Port Wentworth, Georgia. The facility is one of the largest public access CNG stations on the East Coast. In addition to CNG, the new fueling station will offer a renewable natural gas (RNG) option to customers in the near future.
In addition to fleet fueling, the station will be utilized as a staging area for Marlin Gas Services to fill CNG transport trailers for its virtual pipeline services. A dedicated lane for filling the transport trailers will allow Marlin to better serve its Southeast customers.
The ribbon-cutting event celebrated the opening of the fueling station and included representatives from the Georgia Public Service Commission, Georgia Ports Authority, City of Savannah, and the City of Port Wentworth, among others.
The Marlin Compression CNG fueling station is located along the I-95 corridor near the Port of Savannah, within the Port Fuel Center. The newly constructed Port Fuel Center offers customers fuel options that are sustainable and decrease fuel costs at the Port of Savannah and surrounding communities.
Marlin Compression constructed the station in partnership with Atlanta Gas Light, a subsidiary of Southern Company Gas. In 2020, Atlanta Gas Light announced it entered into an agreement with Chesapeake Utilities to construct and maintain the station.
During the grand opening event, Chesapeake Utilities announced a $10,000 donation to the United Way of the Coastal Empire. The organization serves members of the Bryan, Chatham, Liberty, and Effingham communities.