FOLSOM, NJ – After securing approvals from the Glassboro Zoning Board, South Jersey Gas said it will now begin construction of a compressed natural gas fueling station on its property in Glassboro.

South Jersey Gas (SJG) is working with Clean Energy Fuels on the project.

“This marks an exciting development for our company,” said Edward J. Graham, South Jersey Gas president and CEO. “The introduction of this station, designed specifically for fleet vehicles, is our first step in the process of expanding a natural gas fueling infrastructure throughout our region.”

The facility, which will be located at the corner of Grove and Academy streets, will serve the company’s fleet vehicles and other area fleets.

In 2011, SJG will take delivery of 16 natural gas vehicles – a mix of service and utility trucks and construction vans. The company plans to add 15 more vehicles in 2012. In addition, SJG will work with local municipalities interested in converting their vehicles to natural gas.

Construction of the facility is expected to begin in November with completion slated for January 2012. At that time, SJG will host a grand opening event at the site.

“Greater use of compressed natural gas vehicles and a more enhanced fueling infrastructure will lead to significant cost savings for consumers, reduce dependence on foreign oil supplies, and lower greenhouse gas emissions,” added Graham.

South Jersey Gas, the principal subsidiary of South Jersey Industries, provides natural gas utility service to over 349,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in New Jersey.