Governor Wolf Announces 88 New Jobs with Xpress Natural Gas Fueling Station in Susquehanna County

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)  Xpress Natural Gas will  build a natural gas fueling station in Susquehanna County.

Governor Tom Wolf made the announcement on Thursday morning.

According to the Governor's Office Xpress Natural Gas, LLC is a pioneer of the “virtual pipeline” that provides a network of compression stations and lightweight, high-capacity trailers

The new construction will create 88 new high wage jobs.

 

Designed to daily fuel up to 100 trailers that the company uses to deliver compressed natural gas to customers across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, XNG will construct a 130,000-square-foot fueling station on 20 acres of land in Forest Lake Township, Susquehanna County.

 

“Pennsylvania’s abundant natural resources and dedicated workforce have been, and will continue to be, major factors in attracting new business,” said Governor Wolf. “We welcome businesses like Xpress Natural Gas that recognize the advantages that can only be found in Pennsylvania, and we extend our gratitude for the jobs they are creating and the ongoing economic stimulus that this project will provide.”

 

 

The company will invest $18,620,000 in this first phase, which includes the land purchase and construction and infrastructure costs for the station. XNG has committed to the creation of 88 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.

 

Employee hiring has already started.

 

“We are sincerely appreciative of the hard work and support from the Governor’s office and so many Pennsylvania state agencies. Their combined efforts to advance our project have put us in the position to make this investment and to create so many jobs, so quickly,” said John Nahill, CEO of Xpress Natural Gas. “We are excited to take advantage of the skilled workforce in Susquehanna County to grow our business.”

 

XNG received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes $176,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs and $11,050 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.

 

 

 

“We are very excited and supportive of Xpress Natural Gas’s business development in Susquehanna County. The company represents the vertical integration of the prolific Marcellus Shale natural gas resource in Northeast Pennsylvania,” said Anthony Ventello, executive director of the Central Bradford Progress Authority.

 

“The investment being made by Xpress Natural Gas in a compressed natural gas terminal and the jobs it will create along the Route 81 corridor creates a virtual pipeline to move low-cost, clean burning natural gas throughout the region and beyond. This value-added effort will both stimulate development and lead to economic benefit in our region.”

 

 For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.


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