Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) has filed a plan to construct a network of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations over the next five years in the metropolitan Atlanta region and along major transportation corridors in the state.

Under the plan to be considered by the Georgia Public Service Commission later this year, AGL intends to invest about $12m to stimulate private investment in the construction of nearly ten to fifteen fueling stations.

AGL will own and maintain the CNG equipment connected to its traditional natural gas distribution system, enabling Universal Service Fund funds to be used to construct the CNG facilities.

AGL said the private retailers who must invest nearly 50% of the cost of the CNG station, will own and operate the stations.

The company also said it will collect transportation delivery charges and actual costs associated with operations and maintenance from retailers.