Cayce, SC - Largest Compressed Natural Gas Filling Station on SCE&G’s System Will Help Reduce Emissions on South Carolina’s Roads.
A news conference and ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the Midlands area’s largest compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station, followed by station tours. The station will house a fleet of 35 UPS tractor trailers designed to run on CNG. These vehicles emit fewer greenhouse gasses than gasoline or diesel fuel, and will help reduce emissions on South Carolina roads. The station was designed and built by TruStar Energy.
Rusty Harris, Senior Vice President of Gas Distribution, SCE&G Frank A. Morris, Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs, UPS Mike McDonald, South Atlantic District Auto Manager, UPS Jeffry Swertfeger, Director of Marketing, TruStar Energy
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 15 at Noon WHERE:
UPS Customer Center, 3400 Edmund Highway, West Columbia, SC 29170
Parking in main lot in front of CNG station. Event will be held in tent in front of station. On‐site media contact: Ginny Jones (803) 530‐3316
WHY: The new CNG station is one of 12 that UPS has committed to build as a part of the global logistics company’s commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emission intensity 20 percent by 2020. CNG offers many benefits for fleet vehicles:
Clean – Lower exhaust and carbon emissions than diesel or gasoline Quiet – Average 80 to 90 percent lower decibel level than diesel engines, Economical – Relative to gasoline or diesel, CNG can cost up to 50 percent less; pricing stability Available –
The United States is the world’s largest producer of natural gas VISUALS:
SCE&G, UPS, TruStar Energy and local officials cutting ribbon and giving remarks CNG‐fueled UPS tractor trailer filling up at station CNG‐fueled UPS tractor trailer driving About SCE&G South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 706,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 352,000 customers in 38 counties in the state. Learn more about the company at www.sceg.com and find us on Twitter.com/scegnews or Facebook.com/scegnews.