Fill ‘er up with natural gas at Paulsboro, N.J. WAWA

The WAWA station in Paulsboro

The WAWA station in Paulsboro

A New Jersey Utility and a convenience store have teamed up for a unique type of gas station.

Next to gasoline and diesel, the WAWA station in Paulsboro offers compressed natural gas (CNG).  It’s used as a motor fuel mostly for trash trucks and other industrial vehicles, but Jeffrey Dubois of South Jersey Gas says they think there’s a market for it.

“We put in the compressor that takes gas right off the pipeline that services your home, it compresses it to 3000 psi,” he said.

DuBois says the utility has converted 100 of its trucks to run on CNG and the retail pump provides great visibility.

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“WAWA did a great job on the cover that’s over the pump, natural gas for vehicles right on it, it’s a great partnership,” he said.

The fuel is a bit more expensive than gasoline, but cheaper than diesel fuel and better for the environment he says.  South Jersey Gas is investing in an all CNG fleet and plans to add more public access stations.

What may surprise you, is while you are legally barred in New Jersey from pumping your own gasoline, the CNG fueling stations are self-serve.  

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