PT Paper adding natural gas, cutting oil

Port Townsend Paper Corp. (PTPC) is taking new steps toward reducing its use of petroleum products as fuel for its boilers.

The pulp and paper company expects to be the first manufacturing plant in Washington state to use compressed natural gas (CNG), a move it says will reduce fuel costs, improve efficiency and help the environment.

Because there is no gas pipeline on the Olympic Peninsula, a new station is expected to be built in Puyallup by Xpress Natural Gas , based in Boston, Massachusetts. That new station, the first in the state, will tap into a gas pipeline that follows the I-5 corridor from Canada. “Read more”


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