The other day while passing through Towanda, Pa, I stopped at the Dandy Mini Mart on Rt. 6. This fueling station has everything you’d expect from a Dandy Mini Mart – gasoline, diesel, soft drinks and ready-made food – and, this station offers Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Until this CNG facility opened the only place I could fill up in the northeast was Cabot’s fueling station in Springville, Pa. Given the necessity to travel across the northern tier regularly, this new facility, and the others purposed, are very exciting news.
As you can see, the station doesn’t look much different from a regular fueling station: One island with four fueling station (two at each pump) covered by a canopy. But a closer look reveals some of the more noticeable differences.
Another difference at the pump is a gauge measuring line pressure (directly above the number 1). This gauge allows the user to verify CNG is in the line and that the customer is receiving gas (gauge will fluctuate as CNG moves from pump to tank).
There are two Dandy Mini Mart CNG stations open, and two in the works. As someone who drives a CNG powered pickup truck every day I am excited to see infrastructure being built to support this clean burning fuel source.