Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Eqt Adds to Natural Gas Station in Strip Customor Demand Is Rising Quickly

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Eqt Adds to Natural Gas Station in Strip Customor Demand Is Rising Quickly

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Part of EQT Corp.'s effort to increase demand for the natural gas that it's extracting from the Marcellus Shale appears to be paying off.

The Downtown-based gas driller announced Wednesday it was adding a fueling island to its compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the Strip District. Construction already is under way to add two fuel dispensers to the site's current six.

The company said an increase in customer demand was behind the expansion.

The station had about 200 transactions and sold about 2,000 gallons of CNG in January 2012. By December, that had increased to more than 1,000 monthly transactions and 15,000 gallons sold.

The site opened in July 2011 to service passenger cars and company fleet vehicles that run on natural gas. Companies and advocates of shale gas extraction have viewed the CNG market as a way to increase demand for a product that saw supplies skyrocket when hydraulic fracturing technology started unlocking reserves like Appalachia's Marcellus Shale.

Several major companies and organizations with large vehicle fleets and high gasoline costs have adopted the fuel source. …

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