Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s customers ordered 70 percent more natural gas vehicles through the third quarter of 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012.
Additionally, the Company has been successful with new deals in the transit sector and President and CEO Andrew J. Littlefair has been recognised by the California League of Conservation Voters for his environmental leadership.
Long Beach Public Transportation Company (LBT) has deployed 64 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses and has the capacity to serve up to 110 buses at its CNG station. It has signed a new multi-year operation and maintenance agreement with Clean Energy for supply at its private CNG fueling facility. If LBT were to reach capacity of 110 CNG vehicles, this fleet could consume 1.5 million DGEs of CNG per year which could reduce greenhouse gases by 3,160 metric tons per year, the equivalent of taking 653 cars off the road per year.
Las Vegas transportation company Whittlesea Bell Transportation (Bell Trans) has rolled out 229 new CNG vehicles and continues to the fleet transition to 100% natural gas by7 2016. The roll-out includes 92 Transit Connect taxis, 92 Dodge Caravans, 25 large shuttle buses and 20 stretched Cadillac Escalades. These vehicles are forecasted to consume 1.3 million GGEs of CNG per year once fully deployed. Clean Energy’s six public access fueling stations in Las Vegas will support this growing CNG Fleet.
Environmental Leadership Award
Mr. Littlefair was recognized for his work creating America’s Natural Gas Highway and Clean Energy’s successful launch of Redeem, the first commercially available renewable natural gas fuel made from organic waste. The California League of Conservation Voters is a non-partisan political action arm of California’s environmental movement focused on voter education, electoral campaigns and legislative advocacy.
The Clean Energy CEO casts an eye over 2013:
Looking back at 2013, the pronounced trend toward natural gas as a transportation fuel is clear with our customers ordering 70% more natural gas vehicles through Q3 2013 than during the same period last year.
This year, industry experts forecast that approximately 2,400 Cummins Westport 12L natural gas engines are scheduled to come off production lines and into America’s heavy duty trucks, a figure which is projected to rise to 10,000 in 2014. In addition, ten more of our America’s Natural Gas Highway stations began fueling this year for a total of 19 now in service to support America’s truckers and we will continue to meet this growing demand in 2014 as the transition accelerates.
2013 also saw promising developments in the rail and maritime industry’s use of natural gas. These new segments show tremendous promise in the coming years and we will continue to support them as they develop.
As we end this year, I am tremendously proud of Clean Energy and our accomplishments in breaking new ground with the successful launch of Redeem as well as our continued leadership as North America’s largest provider of natural gas for transportation.
(Source: Clean Energy)