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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:33:12 AM

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Dead River Co. is partnering with Xpress Natural Gas to make compressed natural gas, or CNG, available to commercial customers in Maine for the first time using cutting-edge technology that’s new to North America, according to company officials.

Boston-based Xpress, which was founded in early 2011 and currently trucks liquified natural gas to two paper mills in Maine, has built Maine’s first CNG compression station, or “mother facility,” in Baileyville, according to John Nahill, CEO of Xpress.

While Xpress will continue to serve its industrial customers with LNG, Dead River Co. will sell and supply CNG from Xpress’ terminal to commercial and institutional customers that typically use at least 75,000 gallons of heating oil annually.

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virostek
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 7:04:25 AM

Nice name.
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 6:50:25 AM

Good to read innovation is at work...
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:08:43 PM

Good.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 9:15:22 PM

Do it before the environmental loonies put an end to it.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 2:19:38 PM

Great news. Lets get all the fleet trucks on CNG and then move to public vehicles.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 1:20:03 PM

Expand markets, save people some dough, and nudge an expensive and obsolete fuel further into obscurity. What's not to like?
fuel2use
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 12:18:14 PM

Infrastructure.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 9:16:17 AM

Make hay while the sun shines,
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 9:12:03 AM

a step in the right direction, I'm all for it
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 9:08:18 AM

Maine in particular in the US was always very dependent on heating oil, as were the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. The US natural gas pipelines reach extended about as far as Boston, but even then Boston relies on tanker ships coming in to top up pressure when demand is high. There is no extra capacity to serve points north and east (Maine, mostly)

Canadian east coast natural gas, is starting to serve Nova Scotia and the southern tier of New Brunswick and now on to Maine via the Maritimes and North East pipeline. Prince Edward Island, which doesn't have a pipeline as it is too small a market, does have truck delivery of gas by a similar process, which for now is replacing electricity/heating oil used in several very large food processing plants and similar large businesses. It takes a long time to build a pipeline network, and the most logical start is concentrating on individual big industrial users close to the pipeline, and slowly extending it to densely populated areas close by after that.

Since the US northeast and the Canadian Maritimes are heavily dependent on heating oil for businesses and homes--and all of this oil is very expensive imported oil of the 'Brent' type of pricing--this is the way to do it.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:59:56 AM

For propane customers, the appliances need different nozzles for the switch.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:45:18 AM

There is no doubt that NG is a real bargain compared to oil. The issue for the average consumer is the ready availability of CNG vehicles and refueling infrastructure.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:41:50 AM

Good news for commercial users. Hopefully in time, more people will own CNG vehicles and be able to take advantage of that new compression station.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:37:45 AM

ok!
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:37:18 AM

I only hope it is truly safe.

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