Benninghoff Announces Grant for Construction of Public Access Natural Gas Fueling Station in College Township
1/15/2015
BELLEFONTE—Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) today announced Clean Energy Inc. will receive a nearly $650,000 state grant to assist with the costs of constructing a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for public use in College Township.

The public access fueling station will be located off Route 26 and Transfer Road. Clean Energy Inc. will provide $964,342 toward the project, which will have a total cost of more than $1.6 million.

“This project will combine public funds with private investment to create an energy asset in our area,” Benninghoff said.

The $642,894 state grant was approved Wednesday by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. Grant funds will be provided through the Alternative and Clean Energy Program.

“We’ve seen the incredible benefits of using natural gas, including cleaner air, lower home heating costs, and now, residents will also benefit from lower costs at the pump. Projects that take advantage of our homegrown natural resources and help to reduce our dependence on foreign fuels just make sense.”

The station will also serve as the fuel provider for Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority refuse trucks, and will have the capacity to dispense in natural gas the equivalent of 3.8 million gallons of traditional gasoline.

“Pennsylvania is blessed to have significant deposits of natural gas buried beneath the ground,” Benninghoff said. “We need to continue to look for ways to use cleaner, more affordable, homegrown energy sources that power our economy and create local jobs.”

Representative Kerry Benninghoff
171st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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