Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has completed and opened 27 natural gas fueling stations in the first half of 2014, nine of which are truck-friendly ‘America’s Natural Gas Highway’ stations. Upgraded equipment and additional compression capacity have also been added to 10 existing stations to keep pace with growing natural gas fuel demand. More fueling and station development agreements lead the way into the second half year.
Raven Transport to expand fueling agreement by deploying 33 additional heavy-duty LNG trucks to serve the Southeast
To support this growing natural gas fleet, Clean Energy will open its Albany, Ga., public-access liquefied natural gas (LNG) station. Raven is currently fueling at Clean Energy’s natural gas fueling stations in Franklin, Ohio., London, Ohio, Walton, Ky., and Jacksonville, Fla. Once fully-deployed, these additional vehicles are forecasted to consume over 700,000 DGEs of LNG annually, and are expected to be on the road in December 2014.
G & P Trucking of Gaston, S.C., schedules deployment of five heavy-duty natural gas trucks
This natural gas fleet is expected to double to 10 trucks by the end of 2014. Clean Energy will support this natural gas fleet by opening its Charlotte, N.C. America’s Natural Gas Highway station this month. This station in conjunction with Clean Energy’s Latta, S.C., station bolsters the regions LNG capability to serve key goods-movements hubs in the Southeast such as the South Carolina Ports Authority.
Interstate Distributor Co. Signs Multi-year LNG Fueling Agreement with Clean Energy
Interstate has announced its first natural gas vehicle deployment of 20 heavy-duty LNG trucks. This fleet will serve regional distribution centers in Washington and California as Interstate evaluates additional deployment opportunities throughout the United States. Clean Energy is expanding its nationwide network to include a station in Fife, Wash., where this fleet will fuel. Interstate will also fuel throughout Clean Energy’s extensive public-access network in California.
Once fully-deployed, the fleet is forecasted to consume approximately 350,000 DGEs of LNG annually which would reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 605 metric tons each year. This would be the equivalent of removing approximately 125 passenger cars from the road annually.
Parkway School District in Chesterfield, Missouri
Parkway purchased a compressor and two fast-fuel CNG dispensers from Clean Energy’s IMW subsidiary to service the district’s fleet of 30 CNG school buses at its private compressed natural gas station. The station is forecasted to supply approximately 75,000 DGEs of CNG annually. Cost of the CNG station and school buses was offset by a $1.5 million federal highway grant administered by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.
City of Ontario, California
Ontario’s natural gas station features both public-access and private fueling facilities. 48 time-fill posts with 96 fueling points fuel the Ontario-Montclair School District’s fleet of school buses and the city’s refuse truck fleet. The private station also includes four fast-fueling points. Two fast-fueling points are available to the public. The station is forecasted to supply approximately 500,000 GGEs of CNG per year. This represents an approximate greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 1,054 metric tons.
(Source: Clean Energy Fuels)