Sharp Energy opens autogas station in North Carolina

September 19, 2022 By    

Chesapeake Utilities Corp. subsidiary Sharp Energy celebrated the opening of a new propane autogas fueling station in Dunn, North Carolina, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Photo of Sharp Energy ribbon-cutting ceremony by Carlos Alejandro

Photo by Carlos Alejandro

The facility is the first Sharp AutoGas fueling station dispensing propane autogas in North Carolina. The newly constructed fueling station is located at 17220 U.S. Route 421 in Dunn and is one of 60 propane fueling stations operated by Sharp AutoGas. Other stations are located in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.

Propane autogas is a cleaner-burning alternative vehicle fuel that reduces greenhouse gases and other harmful emissions when compared to gasoline or diesel fuel, the company notes.

Chesapeake Utilities first expanded its operating footprint into the Carolinas in December 2021 when Sharp Energy acquired the propane operating assets of Diversified Energy Co. In June 2022, Sharp Energy acquired the propane operating assets of Davenport Energy’s Siler City propane division, further expanding into North Carolina.

“We are excited to expand our propane autogas offerings to North Carolina. This new fueling station will provide a lower-emissions fuel option for truck fleets and other vehicles that operate in the area,” says Andrew Hesson, vice president of propane operations.

The ribbon-cutting event included representatives from the North Carolina Energy Policy Council, Dunn Chamber of Commerce and the North Carolina Technical Education Center, among others.

During the grand opening event, Chesapeake Utilities announced a $5,000 donation to the Beacon Rescue Mission in Dunn. The organization provides food, shelter and clothing to the homeless in Harnett County.

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