Corman: State Grant Awarded to Construct Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station in Centre County

(HARRISBURG) – Senator Jake Corman (R-34) announced a $642,894 grant has been awarded toward the construction of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in College Township, Centre County.

The grant was awarded to Clean Energy Inc. toward the construction of the CNG station off of Route 26 and Transfer Road. The CNG station will be accessible to the public and provide fuel for Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority vehicles. Currently, the closest CNG station is more than 30 miles away.

“The natural gas resources available in the Marcellus Shale combined with advances in vehicle technology means that environmentally friendly CNG vehicles are becoming more affordable,” said Senator Corman. “A local CNG fueling station will be established to allow local governments and employers to take advantage of that local resource.”

The grant was awarded as part of the Alternative and Clean Energy Program administered by the Commonwealth Financing Agency.

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