November 8, 2017, Steelton, PA — UGI Energy Services, LLC, a subsidiary of UGI Corporation, today celebrates the commissioning of their new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site in Steelton, Pennsylvania.
The Steelton LNG facility will provide peak shaving services. During periods of extremely cold weather, the use of natural gas to heat homes and businesses can increase dramatically in a short period of time. A natural gas peak shaving facility is designed to deliver an off-pipeline supply of natural gas into the local distribution system to satisfy these spikes in demand in a reliable, efficient and cost effective manner.
“UGI Energy Services is proud to add the Steelton LNG facility to complement our diverse energy portfolio, while meeting the needs of our growing peak shaving business,” said Joe Hartz, President of UGI Energy Services. “With the cooperation of state regulators and county and local elected officials, we were able to execute this project on time, and ahead of the coming winter season.”
“By taking advantage of facilities like this one in Steelton, consumers will see savings on their utility bills. The Steelton LNG facility will be used to deliver a supply of gas during peak periods to the UGI Utilities’ distribution system in the Harrisburg area,” added Hartz
The LNG tank is able to store 2 million gallons of LNG and has the capacity to deliver 65,000 dekatherms of LNG per day. The project was first introduced in early 2016 and it is expected to be complete at the end of 2017.
About UGI Energy Services LLC
UGI Energy Services LLC markets natural gas, electricity and liquid fuels to commercial, institutional and industrial customers at approximately 43,000 locations in ten eastern states and Washington, D.C. UGI Energy Services owns and operates electric generation assets, natural gas underground storage fields, gathering systems, compressor stations and peaking plants, as well as propane terminals. In addition, UGIES owns and operates a variety of midstream natural gas assets that support the storage, transportation and delivery of natural gas in the Mid-Atlantic region and also owns and operates electric generation assets in Pennsylvania. To learn more about UGI Energy Services, visit: http://www.ugies.com
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