Clean Energy Fuels Corp. continues its impressive roll-out of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure, with operations commencing at two new CNG stations in Southern California as well as two new truck-friendly CNG stations opening in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Kansas City, Kansas. The company also received industry recognition for its new NGV Easy Bay® from Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine as well as the top transit engineering honor at the Canadian Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards. Additional agreements representative of Clean Energy’s growing portfolio of natural gas fueling customers were also announced.
Seaboard Transport Expands CNG Fueling at Two New Truck-friendly Stations
Seaboard contracted to increase its CNG fueling by an anticipated 240,000 DGE’s annually for its expanded fleet of 58 heavy duty natural gas trucks. Clean Energy will open heavy duty truck-friendly stations in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Kansas City, Kan. The fleet currently fuels throughout Clean Energy’s network of stations in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Virginia.
Potelco Signs LNG Fueling Agreement
Clean Energy will fuel approximately 75 heavy-duty liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks for Washington-based Potelco, Inc. The fleet provides electrical and gas line construction and maintenance services for many customers throughout the Northwest and is forecasted to consume approximately 360,000 DGEs of LNG annually.
Team Campbell Logistics Expands CNG Fleet
Ten additional heavy duty CNG trucks are scheduled to be deployed and fuel at Clean Energy’s Fontana, Calif., station. These additional trucks are forecasted to consume approximately 10,000 DGEs of CNG annually.
DART Expands CNG fleet with 63 Additional Buses
The additional vehicles are forecasted to consume approximately 630,000 DGEs of CNG annually and will fuel at DART’s four natural gas stations built, operated and maintained by Clean Energy.
SuperShuttle of Austin signs Multi-year Fueling Agreement
Longtime Clean Energy customer SuperShuttle of Austin has extended its fueling relationship for its fleet of 20 CNG vans fueling at Clean Energy’s Austin public-access station where it is forecasted to consume approximately 240,000 GGEs of CNG annually.
Torrance, Calif., Public Works Begins Fueling Fleet at Private Station
Fueling commenced at Torrance’s private natural gas station which was designed, built, and is being operated and maintained by Clean Energy. The station is fueling approximately 35 refuse trucks and 29 transit buses with an estimated 390,000 DGEs of CNG annually. The Torrance natural gas transit fleet is expected to expand with an additional 26 transit buses in the second quarter of 2015.
Burrtec Contracts with Clean Energy for Third CNG Station
Clean Energy is to design, build, operate and maintain a CNG station in Santa Clarita, Calif., for longtime customer Burrtec. The station will fuel approximately 22 CNG refuse trucks which are forecasted to consume approximately 200,000 DGEs of CNG annually.
Clean Energy’s IMW Subsidiary Receives Top Award for Transit Engineering at 11th Annual Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards
IMW Industries, Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clean Energy was recognized for its work on Victoria, BC-based BC Transit’s Compressed Natural Gas Bus Fuel Station in Nanaimo, BC. This first-of-its-kind CNG station for BC Transit was designed and built by Clean Energy and IMW; it began fueling in the spring of 2014.
“Our government is actively promoting natural gas as an efficient and clean transportation fuel, and transit as an environmentally friendly and viable mode of transportation. This new infrastructure supports both these priorities, and I congratulate Clean Energy Fuels for receiving this well-deserved award,” said Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, British Columbia.
NGV Easy Bay® Named One of Heavy Duty Trucking’s Top 20 Products of 2015
Clean Energy’s lowest-cost, code-compliant vapor barrier system for the maintenance and storage of natural gas vehicles earned the fourth spot on Heavy Duty Trucking’s list of Top 20 Products of 2015. Each product was evaluated based on, “…its level of innovation, whether it addresses significant industry issues or concerns, and its potential to improve a trucking operation’s bottom line.”
IMW’s CleanCNG Compressor Receives INPRO Award for Innovation
An international panel of industry experts awarded the prestigious INPRO Award to Clean Energy subsidiary IMW for its CleanCNG product during the 2015 International Gas Show which took place in Warsaw, Poland. CleanCNG was recognized for, “astonishing innovation”, for CNG fueling applications.
Natural gas fuel costs up to $1.00 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.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is a corporate sponsor member of NGV Global.
(Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.)