Mansfield Clean Energy Partners (MCEP), the joint venture of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Mansfield Energy Corp., today held a grand opening ceremony for the first compressed natural gas (CNG) station built to serve the MCEP venture. Located at 2765 Woodwin Rd., Doraville, GA, the new card-lock natural gas fueling station will fuel Mansfield’s growing fleet of 12 natural gas trucks, as well as other area fleets. The station will showcase the potential natural gas fuel brings to the significant bulk fuel hauling market segment.
The Honorable Casey Cagle, Lt. Governor of Georgia, and Donna Pittman, Mayor of Doraville, GA, participated in the ceremony and toured the new corporate headquarters of MCEP located adjacent to the new card-lock CNG station, designed to support heavy duty natural gas tractor-trailers.
“Opening the first of many MCEP stations and seeing trucks fueling today brings into focus the potential of this venture,” said Michael Mansfield, CEO of Mansfield. “We’ve served our bulk fuel customers with the most innovative fuel logistics solutions for decades; the innovative natural gas solution of tomorrow is now available today with the opening of this station.”
“Mansfield has shown industry leadership yet again with the deployment of its first CNG trucks,” said Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy. “As the anchor tenant of the first MCEP station, this growing fleet will be a rolling case study for other bulk fuel haulers contemplating the transition to cleaner-burning and less-expensive natural gas fuel.”
Natural gas fuel costs more than $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, virtually all natural gas consumed in North America is produced domestically.
The joint venture was formed in 2013 to provide natural gas fueling station construction and operational services.
Clean Energy Fuels is a Sponsor Member of NGV Global.