Industrial Development: Grays Harbor
Grays Harbor: Xpress Natural Gas at the Port’s Satsop Business Park
Grays Harbor Port Commissioners and staff, local elected officials and business leaders join XNG representatives to celebrate the grand opening of XNG’s CNG facility at the port-owned Satsop Business Park.
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Xpress Natural Gas’s (XNG) first Pacific Northwest compressed natural gas (CNG) facility is open for business at the Port of Grays Harbor’s Satsop Business Park facility.
On August 10, port commissioners and staff, elected officials, and local business leaders joined XNG representatives to celebrate the grand opening of the facility, which will service regional industries, including anchor customer Port Townsend Paper.
XNG, founded in 2011, provides trucked natural gas solutions to industrial and utility customers in locations where a pipeline does not provide gas service. XNG operates a fleet of high capacity, all-composite CNG trailers and provides CNG services using CNG-powered tractor-trucks.
The CNG distribution terminal utilizes a key business park asset, the Williams’ natural gas line, to fill portable tubes for transport to Port Townsend Paper. XNG has invested more than $6 million in equipment, trucks and trailers to support the first phase of its project with Port Townsend Paper.
"We are incredibly excited to be here in the Northwest," said Matthew Smith, executive vice president of sales and marketing for XNG. "From the start, the level of support and outreach from the Satsop Business Park has been helpful and refreshing. We originally looked at other locations in Puget Sound but were fortunately introduced to Satsop Business Park and everything clicked. Because of this, our project happened even faster than we had hoped."
"We are pleased to welcome XNG to the Satsop Business Park and Grays Harbor. XNG’s facility is a true testament to the combined value of the park’s unique infrastructure, our strategic location for our tenants to serve Western Washington & Oregon, and the capability to encourage our customers’ growth," said Alissa Shay, manager of business development at the Satsop Business Park.
Located about 25 miles from the port’s marine terminals, Satsop is home to more than 30 businesses and offers 600 acres of developed, pad-ready land and buildings supported by super-sized infrastructure and surrounded by 1,200 acres of forestland.