North American natural gas fuel supplier Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has been awarded a contract to construct three compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Ontario, Canada for Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership (UES). UES is currently embarking on establishing a network of compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling stations along Ontario’s 400 Series highways.
The stations, which will be in London, Windsor and Napanee, will make fueling with clean CNG possible along Highway 401 (Macdonald–Cartier Freeway) in Ontario. It is one of the busiest highways in North America and the main route from the Windsor border at Detroit, to Quebec City on the St. Lawrence Seaway, strategically and economically vital to trade between Canada and the US.
“Highway 401 is a critical highway for commuters and commercial traffic travelling throughout Ontario and the United States,” Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca said Monday in a release last year.
The three stations will add to Clean Energy’s network of over 530 natural gas fueling stations that it owns and/or operates in 42 U.S. states and other provinces in Canada, and are expected to initially distribute an estimated 600,000 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) per year.
“Reducing greenhouse gases remains a high priority for North America’s transportation industry,” said Sarah Van Der Paelt, vice president, Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership. “Building these stations on such an important commercial route will provide the necessary infrastructure and opportunity for fleets to make a successful transition to traditional and renewable natural gas which dramatically reduce GHGs versus diesel-fueled trucks.”
“Entering into this agreement with Union Energy Solutions will enable us to provide more outlets for clean natural gas, which in turn will help reduce toxic and unhealthful diesel gas emissions in the region,” said Chad Lindholm, Vice President of Sales at Clean Energy. “This network of CNG stations will enable heavy-duty truck fleets to confidently travel these routes ensuring they have sufficient fuel as they cross Canadian and provincial borders as well as travelling into the United States.”
UES is an unregulated affiliate of Union Gas – an Enbridge Company, a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a sponsor of NGV Global’s international outreach and advocacy on behalf of the natural gas for transportation industry, is the leading provider of natural gas fuel and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel for transportation in North America. It builds and operates compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas stations (LNG) and delivers more CNG, LNG and RNG vehicle fuel than any other company in the U.S. Clean Energy sells Redeem RNG fuel and believes it is the cleanest transportation fuel commercially available, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70%.
Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.