Feb. 21, 2015
West Virginia CNG Corridor Now Open (Text Version)
This is a text version of the video segment West Virginia CNG Corridor Now Open, which aired on Feb. 21, 2015.
JOHN DAVIS: Our success story this week brings us to Bridgeport, West Virginia where a compressed natural gas refueling corridor is now online. The I-79 CNG corridor started taking shape two years ago, and also includes stations in Jane Lew and Charleston, with more pitstops planned. Natural gas, sourced from the area's massive Marcellus shale desposits, is a perfect fit for the region. So this clean alternative fuel helps both the local economy and the environment.
TJ MEADOWS: Thirty percent less CO₂, 90 percent less emissions out of the tailpipe, and finally, it's a domestic West Virginia fuel that we have right here in the state that we work every day to bring out of the ground.
JOHN DAVIS: As of now, a dozen companies fuel up at the Bridgeport station, including local oil and natural gas company Antero Resources. The CNG corridor is a forward-looking initiative that is already paying dividends for businesses and residents in the Mountain State.