BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- IGS Energy is opening its first compressed natural gas fueling station for vehicles.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin plans to attend the event Tuesday afternoon in Bridgeport with officials from Ohio-based IGS.
The company announced in January it would build and operate a $10 million network of CNG fueling stations along Interstate 79 from Charleston to Mount Morris, Pa.
The plan also calls for stations in Charleston and Jane Lew, along with the one near the Pennsylvania line.
IGS has said it's looking at a similar network in Ohio, and possibly eventually in Pennsylvania.
Surging production has the gas industry seeking out new markets for its products, and companies are starting to focus more on the transportation sector.
They tout natural gas as a cheaper, cleaner alternative to gasoline and diesel.