The challenge of transporting natural gas to energy-hungry consumers in the Northeast is continuing to create opportunities and spur demand for small-scale applications and virtual pipeline services throughout the region.

Despite the sharp uptick in gas production from the prolific Appalachian Basin over the last decade, pipeline constraints remain an issue in the Northeast, particularly in downstate New York and New England. 

Gaps in the region’s energy delivery have provided inroads for small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) providers. Companies in the space are reporting stronger growth as consumers look for alternative sources of energy amid a global push to cut greenhouse gas emissions. 

“Pipelines are getting older by the day,”...