Tennessee Gas Association Hosts Statewide CNG Rally Across Tennessee

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Tennessee Gas Association (TGA) is hosting the 2015 TGA Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Across Tennessee Rally during the week of May 18-22, with stops in: Memphis, Trenton, Nashville, Athens and Sevier County.  CNG across Tennessee showcases Tennessee’s Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Highway.  This five stop tour visits area public natural gas refueling stations beginning in Memphis and ending in Sevier County. This event serves as a vehicle to educate the public about the benefits of using natural gas as a vehicle fuel and its importance to our environment.  “Our public CNG infrastructure is one of our state’s best kept secrets,” says Lynette DiMeola, Executive Director Tennessee Gas Association.  “This statewide effort serves to promote this growing industry and inform the public that a natural gas vehicle, fleet or semi truck can drive across the state of Tennessee refueling with domestic natural gas as vehicle fuel.”   

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                                                                   Schedule
Memphis, Light, Gas & Water

Monday, May 18, 2015 | 10:00 AM CST

South CNG Fueling Station | 3071 South Center Road | Memphis, Tennessee  38109

During the grand opening, Memphis, Light, Gas & Water will be showcasing both the public refueling station and natural gas fleets.  MLGW currently operates the only two public-access CNG stations in Memphis and Shelby County and has 94 CNG powered vehicles and four tank trailers.

 

Gibson County Utility District

Tuesday, May 19, 2015  

Noon – 1:00 PM CST Networking | 1:00 – 2:00 PM CST Grand Opening Ceremony

1301 North Highway 45 Bypass North | Trenton, Tennessee  38382

The CNG Rally travels to Trenton, Tennessee to the state’s first green refueling station, Gibson County Energy Complex, at Gibson County Utility District.  Media will enjoy networking at Noon followed by the grand opening ceremony and tour of this environmentally friendly green station at 1:00 p.m.  The grand opening will showcase how Gibson County Utility District took advantage of every energy savings aspect of the environment while also providing cost savings at the pump due to the low cost of natural gas for vehicle fuel. 

Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Fueling Station

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 10:00 AM CST

541 Spence Lane | Nashville, Tennessee  37210 

Next, the CNG Rally pulls into the Piedmont Natural Gas Fueling Station. This busy station opened less than a year ago and welcomes large semis and smaller fleets daily just off busy Nashville Interstate I-40.  Nashville Fueling Station is Piedmont’s second refueling station built in the Nashville area. 

Athens Utilities Board

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 10:00 AM EDT

1818 Holiday Drive | Athens, Tennessee  37303

Heading East, Thursday’s CNG Rally stops at the Athens Utilities Board CNG Station in Athens, Tennessee.  The Athens station has been opened since June of 2013.  Adjacent to Interstate I-75, this busy station fills large transfer trucks to small personal vehicles. 

Sevier County Utility District

Friday, May 22, 2015 | 10:00 AM EDT

420 Robert Henderson Road | Sevierville, Tennessee  37862

The Rally’s final stop is at the Sevier County Utility District (SCUD).  The Sevier County Utility District has 14 natural gas vehicles and is in the process of converting their entire fleet.  Additionally Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort has a fleet of six 38 passenger trolleys which are housed, maintained and fueled at SCUD.  SCUD’s natural gas fueling station has completed a successful first year in operation and is expanding.

 

About the Tennessee Gas Association
TGA was organized in 1962 and represents municipal natural gas systems, utility districts, natural gas authorities, private and public natural gas companies, affiliated members, pipelines, marketers and housing authorities throughout the state of Tennessee. TGA member companies represent approximately 10,000 employees serving the natural gas industry in the state of Tennessee with over 1,200,000 customers and 62,000 miles of distribution line.