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New CNG Fueling Station in Marengo, OH


We’re partnering with IGS CNG Services on the construction of a CNG fueling station at the intersection of Interstate 71 and Ohio State Route 61. The Compressed Natural Gas station broke ground in January 2015 and is scheduled to open in early summer of this year.

It’s a partnership that made sense from the start. IGS is closely aligned with Renergy’s own approach to business, commitment to the community and strong belief in developing alternative energy resources.

“We are excited to partner with a business that shares our commitment to putting the environment first, while also having the opportunity to collaborate with the Ringler family [owners of Renergy] to build this station in Marengo,” said Mike Gatt, vice president of IGS CNG Services.

Anchoring the new station is Ringler Feedlots, a family-run agriculture company and a Renergy affiliate, which is working to replace its entire delivery fleet with CNG vehicles.

The unmanned station will be open to the public, servicing businesses and residents who want to save money and use clean, alternative fuel in their natural gas vehicles. Customers will be able to use IGS and Renergy proprietary fleet cards, and standard credit and fleet cards to pay for fuel.

Overall, CNG is a cleaner burning alternative fuel, emitting up to 30 percent less carbon dioxide, approximately 75 percent less carbon monoxide and nearly 95 percent less particulate matter than gasoline or diesel.

The fuel also typically costs less than the price of gasoline, is about 30 to 40 percent below current diesel prices, and is produced domestically in states like Ohio. Currently, there is more than a 100-year natural gas supply in the United States alone.

The strategic location of the station off I-71 ensures heavy trucks and passenger vehicles traveling the corridor between Cleveland and Columbus have convenient access to CNG without range anxiety.

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Cari Oberfield