New Jersey Natural Gas and Waste Management Open New CNG Fueling Station
New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) announced the opening of Ocean County, New Jersey’s first public-access CNG fueling station at the Waste Management facility in Toms River. Previously, there had been only eight CNG fueling stations open to the public in New Jersey.
The construction of the CNG fueling station in Toms River is part of NJNG’s pilot program. With approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, NJNG invested a total of $10 million to build, own and maintain the infrastructure for three public CNG fueling stations in its service territory. The station at Waste Management’s Toms River facility is the first to become operational.
“We appreciate the opportunity to work with Waste Management to help stimulate the state’s market for compressed natural gas vehicles and the benefits they provide,” said Laurence M. Downes, chairman and CEO of New Jersey Natural Gas. “CNG vehicles are a proven, energy-efficient alternative to gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles, help to improve air quality in our communities and support the country’s goal of energy independence.”