Compressed natural gas will provide energy cost savings for NS
HALIFAX, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Irving Oil today announced that Acadia
University will begin receiving compressed natural gas (CNG) at its
location in Wolfville, Nova Scotia this year. The University will be
the first facility in the Annapolis Valley to receive compressed
natural gas via truck transport.
"We're very pleased to have partnered with Acadia University and are
pleased they will benefit from the potential cost savings of this
leading-edge natural gas technology," said Paul Browning, President and
CEO, Irving Oil. "Compressed natural gas provides industrial customers
like Acadia University and other commercial customers in Nova Scotia a
less expensive, clean-burning, high-quality fuel alternative."
The transportation of compressed natural gas is very similar to gasoline
or propane transport, and Irving Oil has safely handled and delivered
energy in multiple forms to customers for decades.
"Acadia's conversion to compressed natural gas for our steam plant is an
important element in our campus plan to lower costs, improve our
operating efficiency and reduce our environmental footprint," said Ray
Ivany, President and Vice-Chancellor of Acadia University. "Irving Oil
has been a trusted energy supplier to Acadia for many years and its
proposal to supply CNG to our new facility best met our operating
requirements, our timeline for conversion and our commitment to our
community. Through an investment by the Province of Nova Scotia's
Excellence and Innovation Fund and our continued relationship with
Irving Oil, Acadia's CNG conversion project will position us as a
leader in using new energy alternatives in the Annapolis Valley."
Irving Oil has been processing and delivering energy in multiple forms
to Atlantic Canada and New England customers since 1924, providing
diesel, heating oil, propane, bunker, natural gas and other products.
"Every day our employees make up to 6000 energy product deliveries by
truck. Delivered natural gas is an extension of our existing natural
gas and trucking business and a great option for customers who don't
have access to the natural gas pipeline," said Browning.
About Acadia - Acadia University, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, has long been recognized
as one of Canada's premier post-secondary institutions. With its
nationally and internationally recognized undergraduate and graduate
research initiatives, small classes and technology-rich teaching and
learning environment, Acadia offers students an experience that
includes academic achievement combined with personal growth and
development. Acadia also offers distance learning, certificate
programs, language training and other university extension programs
through Open Acadia. For more information about Acadia University,
visit our website at www.acadiau.ca.
About Irving Oil - Irving Oil is a privately owned regional energy and marketing company
that provides eastern Canada and New England with the highest-quality
products and customer service. Founded in 1924 and based in Saint John,
New Brunswick, Irving Oil maintains a strong tradition of public
service and partnerships within its host communities. For information
about Irving Oil, visit www.irvingoil.com
Image with caption: "Irving Oil's natural gas compression station located in Lincoln, New Brunswick (CNW Group/Irving Oil Operations Ltd.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130521_C8841_PHOTO_EN_26954.jpg
SOURCE: Irving Oil Operations Ltd.
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Carolyn Van der Veen