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New Natural Gas Fueling Station Opens in Bridgeport

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On Tuesday, IGS Energy CNG Services, along with natural gas production companies, welcomed a brand new fueling station in Bridgeport.

It's the first public station in more than 20 years in West Virginia and is one of three planned for West Virginia in the near future.

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin was also in attendance, as he's been a major proponent of the industry.

"We have our state road trucks, we've committed 20 new cars fueled by compressed natural gas, and we will continue to do that. Not only is it cleaner, but it's cheaper to buy," Gov. Tomblin said.

Dominion Hope will transport the natural gas through its distribution system to a metering facility near the station, according to a news release from Dominion.

The station will primarily be used by oil and gas production companies that operate fleet vehicles in the region, although the station is open to the general public as well, according to the news release.

The W.Va. Division of Highways will also be converting several vehicles to natural gas and will use the fueling station as well, according to the news release.

As of now, the natural gas, gasoline gallon equivalent is $2.19, Dominion officials said.