JOHNSTOWN - Greenergy has announced the building of a new rail-to-road fuel supply terminal in Johnstown. The new investment will be an instrumental step in increasing local fuel supply to the region.
"I am very encouraged to learn that Greenergy is committed to investing in Johnstown by moving forward with their plans for a fuel terminal at the Johnstown rail yard location, bringing significant investment and more jobs to the people of Edwardsburgh-Cardinal," said Edwardsburgh-Cardinal Mayor Pat Sayeau.
Eastern Ontario is currently reliant on pipelines and long-distance trucking for its fuel supply, impacting the cost and reliability of fuel supply in the region. By moving fuel into the area by rail to meet local demand, Greenergy aims to improve regional supply security and customer choice.
Greenergy Fuels Canada's Chief Executive Officer, Mike Healey, said, "By investing in new supply terminals close to the end-customer, we are changing the way that fuel is supplied to the market. Our facilities create additional capacity where it is needed, providing safe and efficient fuel supply to customers."
The new terminal has been designed with safety in mind. It features a new fully-automated truck loading system allowing road vehicles to load fuel products directly from rail tank cars with 24/7 truck-loading capability. It will be securely located within the Canadian Rail Equipment Works and Services Inc (CREWS) Johnstown rail yard and will be operated by CREWS.
"I am excited to move forward with this project with Greenergy and be a part of positive economic growth in Eastern Ontario," Clayton Jones of CREWS said of the partnership.
The year-long construction project will begin in Johnstown this summer. Once operational, Greenergy will supply regular gasoline (E10), premium gasoline (PUL) and ultra-low sulfur diesel to retail gas stations and industrial customers in the region.
This will be Greenergy's third rail-to-road facility for Greenergy in Ontario.