W.Va. natural gas fueling stations may be in works

CHARLESTON (AP) — A regional gas company is announcing plans for what it calls a significant investment in compressed natural gas fueling stations.

The announcement is set for Thursday morning in Charleston, but organizers haven’t shared any details. They say leaders in the state’s natural gas industry will be on hand.

Surging production has the industry seeking out new markets for its product, and companies are starting to focus more on the transportation sector.

They tout natural gas as a cheaper, cleaner alternative to gasoline and diesel.

Last fall, the Governor’s Natural Gas Vehicle Task Force said prices support a shift, and it’s looking at ways to expand the network of fueling stations.

West Virginia had compressed natural gas filing centers in the 1990s but they failed to catch on with consumers.

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