Natural gas fueling station opens in Tonawanda

September 9, 2015

Nexus Natural Gas, LLC, a consortium of seven regional companies, recently opened the first
collaborative, public compressed natural gas fueling station in Erie County, located at 380 Grand
Island Blvd. in Tonawanda.
The CNG station will be open 24 hours, seven days per week and will provide natural gas to
CNG vehicles in a self-serve manner with credit card and fleet card payment methods.
The $2.85 million project was supported through a $570,000 grant from the New York Power

Nexus Natural Gas comprises Triad Recycling and Energy, Guard Contracting Corporation,
Speed Global Services, Niagara Metals, The Pariso Companies, O&K Truck Repairs and Swift
River Associates Inc. The fueling station was opened in partnership with Clean Communities of
Western New York, Cobey Energy and National Fuel.

“The Power Authority’s capability to award power proceeds funding to businesses in Western
New York stems from legislation signed into law in 2012 by governor Cuomo,” Gil C.
Quiniones, president and CEO of the Power Authority, said in a prepared statement.
“The completion of this project is a prime example of the impactful economic development
benefits that the Niagara Power project provides.”

According to Nexus Natural Gas, compressed natural gas fuel can be used only by CNGspecified
vehicles, including light-duty trucks and sedans, taxicabs and medium-sized trucks, and
larger commercial vehicles, such as heavy-duty trucks, UPS delivery vans and buses.
“We are excited about reducing our costs and becoming more competitive with our recycled
concrete products,” said Ken Rawe, vice president of Swift River Associates Inc.

“As one of the partners of Nexus and Maintenance Chairman of the New York State Motor
Truck Association, I am constantly looking at technologies that can help our industry survive
various regulations that often drive up the cost of doing business,” said Sulev Oun, owner of
O&K Truck Repairs Ltd. “I am confident this station will serve as a catalyst in keeping fuel costs
at check and providing much-needed infrastructure to supply commercial and consumer demand
for compressed natural gas.”

Anna Marie Cellino, president of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, said, “Natural gas
offers many advantages over conventional petroleum products, and is produced here in the
United States. Compressed natural gas is the smart and affordable choice for fleet vehicles,
transit buses, school buses, waste disposal trucks, delivery vehicles, and more. We are excited to
be a part of this initiative that makes this alternative energy source readily available throughout
our region.”