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April 23, 2014
South Jersey Gas and Wawa, Inc. Announce Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Joint Project
Folsom, NJ and Media, PA - South Jersey Gas, subsidiary of energy services holding company South Jersey Industries (SJI), and Wawa, Inc. today announced a joint project that will introduce compressed natural gas fueling at one of Wawa`s southern New Jersey locations. This joint project would be the first of its kind in the region and follow a similar format to initiatives between natural gas utilities and traditional fueling stations in other areas of the country.
The first station slated for CNG is located in Logan Township, NJ, off exit 10 of Route 295 and within the Pureland Industrial Complex. Other locations are being considered.
"We`re very excited to begin this joint project with Wawa as it`s a natural extension of the growth within our CNG business line," said Jeffrey E. DuBois, president of South Jersey Gas. "This initiative will build greater faith among the general public in natural gas as a reliable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly transportation fuel source. With compressed natural gas costing approximately one third less than gasoline at the pump and producing up to 30 percent less greenhouse gas emissions compared to diesel and gasoline powered vehicles, the market for customers to make the switch to CNG, particularly fleet vehicles, is plentiful," added DuBois.
"Wawa is pleased to offer compressed natural gas for the first time to our customers at our Logan Township store," said Brian Schaller, vice president of Fuel for Wawa. "This joint project with South Jersey Gas is another step in the evolution of Wawa`s fuel offer, providing an alternative that is cheaper, cleaner and domestically available. Compressed natural gas provides an opportunity to increase the value of our fuel and convenience offer to the customer, and positions us for the future. We are excited about the growth potential of this alternative fuel."
Both companies anticipate having infrastructure in place at the Logan Township facility to begin serving natural gas fueled vehicles by early 2015.
Compressed natural gas is a readily available alternative fuel that`s made by compressing natural gas to less than 1 percent of its volume at standard atmospheric pressure. Currently, there are well over 100,000 compressed natural gas vehicles operating in the United States and more than 14 million worldwide.
About South Jersey Gas
South Jersey Gas, the principal subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (SJI) provides natural gas service to over 362,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and significant portions of Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey. Visit www.southjerseygas.com to learn more.
About Wawa, Inc.
Wawa, Inc., a privately held company, began in 1803 as an iron foundry in New Jersey. Toward the end of the 19th Century, owner George Wood took an interest in dairy farming and the family began a small processing plant in Wawa, Pa, in 1902. The milk business was a huge success, due to its quality, cleanliness and "certified" process. As home delivery of milk declined in the early 1960`s, Grahame Wood, George`s grandson, opened the first Wawa Food Market in 1964 as an outlet for dairy products. Today, Wawa is your all day, everyday stop for fresh, built-to- order foods, beverages, coffee, fuel services, and surcharge-free ATM`s. A chain of more than 650 convenience retail stores (over 380 offering gasoline), Wawa stores are located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia and Central Florida. The stores offer a large fresh food service selection, including Wawa brands such as built-to-order hoagies, freshly-brewed coffee, hot breakfast sandwiches, built-to-order Specialty Beverages, and an assortment of soups, sides and snacks.
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Source: South Jersey Industries via GlobeNewswire