Clean Energy Fuels Corp., will open its Carlisle, Penn., heavy-duty natural gas truck station to fuel LNG trucks for Giant/Martin’s, a large U.S. grocery retailer. Additionally, 43 new fleet customers began fueling at Clean Energy’s nationwide network of natural gas stations in the third-quarter of 2014. Select deals representative of Clean Energy’s growing portfolio of natural gas fueling customers were also announced.
Giant/Martin’s Begins Heavy-duty LNG Truck Pilot Program
To support this pilot program, Clean Energy will open its Carlisle, Penn., public truck-friendly natural gas station.
Clean Harbors Signs Multi-year Fueling Agreement
Clean Harbors, Inc. plans to deploy CNG and LNG heavy-duty natural gas trucks operating in California and Texas. The new fleet will fuel at Clean Energy’s public natural gas fueling network and is forecasted to consume nearly 180,000 DGEs annually.
Clean Energy to Design, Build, Operate and Maintain Private Time-fill CNG Station for Salt Lake County, Utah
Salt Lake County plans to fuel 25 new CNG refuse trucks once the station is operational, which is expected by mid-2015. This fleet is forecasted to double to 50 trucks and consume approximately 500,000 GGEs of CNG annually once fully-deployed.
Once all 50 trucks are in service, the County anticipates annual fuel savings of approximately $900,000 compared to current diesel costs as well as a reduction of 1,053 metric tons of greenhouse gases.
The new station marks Clean Energy’s expansion into Utah and will feature a redundant compression system designed to fuel 50 trucks. Clean Energy will support this station by opening a new parts warehouse in Salt Lake County as well as hiring a full-time station technician for the area.
The Town of Islip, N.Y., Breaks Ground on a New Public-access Natural Gas Fueling Station
Effective January 1, 2015, the Town of Islip will enforce a mandate requiring all refuse trucks servicing the Town’s new residential solid waste and recycling contract be new trucks and operate on CNG.
The Town of Islip is the fourth town on Long Island to mandate such clean-air and economic initiatives. Clean Energy built, owns and operates the three existing natural gas fueling stations serving the Towns of Smithtown, Brookhaven and Huntington on Long Island, N.Y. This week’s ground breaking marks the fourth such station Clean Energy will build and operate. Once the new Islip station is operational, over 200 refuse trucks will be fueling with Clean Energy natural gas on Long Island.
Their estimated 50 new natural gas refuse trucks are forecasted to consume approximately 500,000 DGEs of CNG annually while serving the Town of Islip.
Valley Regional Transit (VRT) Signs Multi-year Repair and Maintenance Contract
VRT’s private natural gas station currently serves 38 transit and paratransit natural gas buses which consume approximately 300,000 GGE of CNG per year.
VRT’s total bus fleet currently consists of 62 units, of which 54 are fueled by CNG. It is anticipated that the entire fleet will be converted to CNG by 2018.
Clean Energy unveils new CleanEnergyFuels.com website showcasing suite of natural gas fueling services and interactive tools
- Easy-to-navigate and visually appealing sections feature new information about the benefits of natural gas fuel and Clean Energy for customers and others.
- A new and improved Natural Gas Station Locator offers the ability to quickly locate CNG, LNG and RNG stations within any radius of the user’s location. One-click access to share travel details or station information is also possible, as well as the ability to route multi-stop trips across North America supported by Clean Energy’s growing natural gas station network. Look for the iPhone station locator mobile app to debut in November 2014.
- Interactive Fuel Cost Savings Calculator estimates the fuel cost savings possible by converting a fleet of any size to natural gas.
- Clean Energy’s blog offers insights, resources and trends shaping the road ahead for natural gas fuel for transportation. Natural gas fueling trends, advances in fueling technologies and NGV case studies spotlighting fleets operating cost-saving and cleaner natural gas vehicles are posted regularly.
Natural gas fuel costs up to $1.50 less per gallon than gasoline or diesel, depending on local market conditions. The use of natural gas fuel not only reduces operating costs for vehicles, but also reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 30% in light-duty vehicles and 23% in medium to heavy-duty vehicles. In addition, nearly all natural gas consumed in North America is produced domestically.
(Source: Clean Energy)