American Natural Gas and Direct Energy Join Forces to Expand Fleet Compressed Natural Gas Station Development

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. and PITTSBURGH, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Natural Gas, LLC (ANG) and Direct Energy Business have entered into a relationship that brings together a premier compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station provider and one of the largest commercial retail energy suppliers in North America. The relationship provides ANG access to a dominant sales team to help scale CNG station development throughout the United States.

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The agreement provides that ANG will furnish, and in most instances, own all necessary station infrastructure for clients identified by both Direct Energy Business and ANG. Direct Energy Business will lead marketing efforts and a client acquisition strategy, provide natural gas and electric commodities to the fueling stations, and identify the optimal commodity contract terms for a client's desired CNG output pricing structure. The two companies will work together to structure tailored gas agreements.

Drew West, founder and CEO of ANG, stated, "The relationship we have developed with Direct Energy Business allows us to expand our station rollout strategy while being able to offer both companies' current and future clients a turnkey CNG fueling solution. Furthermore, with Direct Energy Business now being able to offer a complete CNG fueling solution, we will be positioned to have one of the most expansive networks of publically accessible, heavy-duty CNG stations throughout the United States within the next three years."

Kenneth Diel, head of gas solutions for Direct Energy Business, stated, "We are extremely excited to work with ANG to offer this CNG fueling option to our clients. This solution will provide our fleet customers with a cleaner and less expensive alternative to diesel and gasoline."

About American Natural Gas, LLC
American Natural Gas, LLC (ANG) is a premier distributor of alternative motor fuels in the Northeast and the surrounding states. ANG designs, builds, owns, operates and maintains natural gas fueling stations for transportation. The mission of ANG is to help America by making natural gas readily available for commercial and public use in vehicles. ANG's team is comprised of industry, legal, construction, engineering and entrepreneurial experts. With more than 20 years of industry experience, ANG will provide the best solution possible to meet and exceed your CNG fueling needs.  To learn more visit

About Direct Energy
Direct Energy is one of North America's largest energy and energy-related services providers with over 6 million residential and commercial customer relationships. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE:CNA), one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 46 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 provinces in Canada. To learn more, visit

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