Sharp Energy, Inc., a propane retailer on the Delmarva Peninsula and a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Dover, Delaware, announced that it has constructed and placed into service an AutoGas propane fueling station for fleet vehicles located near the Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Airport. Airport shuttles, school bus companies, and commercial fleets can use this new fueling station to power their fleets with propane, Sharp Energy said.
MBG Enterprise, a Baltimore area school bus company that has already begun using the new AutoGas station to power 10 school buses, will be displacing more than 30,000 gallons of diesel a year, according to Sharp Energy’s announcement, issued April 26. MBG has added eight propane AutoGas-fueled buses for the start of the 2017-2018 school year. “I look forward to working with Sharp Energy for years to come as we transition our school bus fleet,” said Mitch Gunther, owner of MBG Enterprise.
Sharp Energy has a dozen AutoGas stations operating in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Sharp Energy, headquartered in Georgetown, Delaware, distributes propane to approximately 38,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania. It operates four rail facilities and has propane storage capacity of more than 2.5 million gallons.
Sharp Energy is a partner of Alliance AutoGas, a national network of companies that have joined together to deliver a comprehensive alternative fueling solution including EPA-certified propane AutoGas vehicle conversions, on-site fueling infrastructure, fuel supply, safety and operational training, and ongoing technical support.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission, gathering and processing, and marketing; electricity generation and distribution; propane gas distribution; and other businesses. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is not affiliated with Chesapeake Energy, an oil and natural gas exploration company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.