Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has released an update to its ROAD TO NATURAL GAS report with select deal announcements representative of its continually growing portfolio of natural gas fuel customers. Clean Energy has achieved a new quarterly record of fuel agreements in its core refuse, transit and airport/fleet markets expected to total up to approximately 10.5 million gallons per year once fully-deployed.
TRUCKING: Central Freight Lines Signs Multi-year Fueling Agreement with Clean Energy to Fuel Their Fleet of 114 Heavy-Duty CNG Trucks
Clean Energy will open its South Ft. Worth America’s Natural Gas Highway station to support this new contract, and anticipates generating increased fuel volumes at its Dallas Love, Dallas Irving Blvd. and San Antonio, Texas, stations.
Central Freight Lines began testing 14 CNG tractors in August 2012 and added 100 additional CNG tractors to its fleet in May 2013. Today Central Freight Lines has the largest natural gas fleet in Texas.
Central Freight Lines is expected to use approximately 300,000 diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs) of CNG per year which reduces greenhouse gases by 695 metric tons per year, the equivalent of taking 144 cars off the road per year.
“With our continued investment in CNG equipment, we solidify our commitment to our customers, our community and environmental sustainability. This investment with Clean Energy makes positive environmental sense, allowing us to share with our customers our vision for a greener Texas future. We chose to be an active participant in a clean air initiative that will be meaningful to everyone for years to come.” — Don Orr, President and CEO, Central Freight Lines
TRANSIT: Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) Signs Multi-year Fueling Agreement with Clean Energy to Open New Station as KCATA Transitions Entire Fleet to Natural Gas
KCATA Board of Commissioners recently approved a 10-year Operation and Maintenance agreement with Clean Energy to fuel its transitioning fleet of buses and paratransit vehicles. KCATA fleet will begin with 25 CNG buses with an estimated acquisition of 15 additional CNG buses each year thereafter until 256 CNG buses have been deployed. Within 15 years, KCATA estimates it can displace nearly 2.5 million diesel gallons each year.
Within three years, KCATA is expected to use approximately 700,000 DGEs of CNG per year which reduces greenhouse gases by 1,622 metric tons per year, the equivalent of taking 335 cars off the road per year.
“We are committed to clean air technology. The transition to natural gas from diesel signals the start of a new era of clean technology vehicles for not only our 16 million customers who ride every year, but for the entire Kansas City metropolitan area.” — Mark Huffer, General Manager, KCATA
(Source: Clean Energy)