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Clean Energy’s ‘Road to Natural Gas’

August 3, 2012 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Gratifying to See the Pieces Come Together,’ Says Littlefair

Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE) has released The Road to Natural Gas, a listing of trucking companies, refuse haulers, fleet operators, airports, municipalities and other organizations which have signed new or expanded existing agreements with Clean Energy to provide natural gas transportation fuel and other services for their vehicles and fleets.

This Clean Energy Fuels CNG station near the New Orleans Airport is one of the new ones listed in the company’s ‘Road to Natural Gas’ document.

The report includes mostly new information, including a list of recently completed stations on the firm’s America’s Natural Gas Highway project with partner Pilot Flying J, and at other interstate locations.

“After working on developing the natural gas fueling market for 15 years, it’s very gratifying to see all the pieces come together,” Clean Energy president and CEO Andrew Littlefair said in a release.

Clean Energy Fuels president and CEO Andrew J. Littlefair

“There are natural gas engines now available for more vehicle classes, the U.S. has an abundant supply of cheap natural gas and there is a greater understanding of the economic and environmental benefits of using natural gas as a transportation fuel,” Littlefair said.

Exceeding Internal Goals

“It’s a good situation to have, but we can no longer issue a press release every time an organization makes the switch to natural gas with Clean Energy due to the volume.”

Included in the first The Road to Natural Gas edition is a listing of agreements with local transportation authorities, private refuse companies and city refuse operators, and taxi fleets, as well as “regional and national trucking companies that carry products for some of the world’s most well-known brands that are converting their vehicles and buying their natural gas fuel from Clean Energy.”

The Road to Natural Gas “includes new customers that we expect to ultimately use hundreds of thousands of gallons of natural gas fuel every month,” Littlefair said.

“I’m happy to report that Clean Energy is exceeding our own internal plans for 2012 in our core refuse, airport and transit markets.”

New Fuel Agreements with Clean Energy

Refuse

  • Burgmeier Hauling Inc. (Altoona, Pa.) – CNG station to be constructed and operated by Clean Energy
  • City of Long Beach, Calif. – LNG to be supplied to fuel their municipal refuse trucks, street sweepers and other vehicles
  • City of Scottsdale, Ariz. – Upgrade existing CNG station to service their refuse fleet
  • CR&R (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) – LNG to be supplied to their fleet facility
  • Republic Services – Construction and maintenance services for six new CNG locations and upgrades to six existing CNG stations
  • Tidewater Fibers (Chesapeake, Va.) – Station construction and operated by Clean Energy
  • USA Hauling (Hartford, Conn.) – Station construction and operated by Clean Energy
  • Waste Pro (Fort Pierce, Fla.) – CNG station constructed and operated by Clean Energy

Transit

  • City of Phoenix – renewal of existing LNG supply contract for city buses
  • City of Santa Cruz, Calif. – LNG to be supplied by Clean Energy for city buses
  • City of Tempe, Ariz. – renewal of existing LNG supply contract for city buses
  • Omni Trans (San Bernardino, Calif.) – LNG supply contract for agency’s fleet of buses

Airport Shuttles and Taxis

  • Chicago – Additional CNG MV1’s and Ford vehicles added to growing private and para-transit fleets
  • Las Vegas – Additional vehicles ordered by Bell Transportation and MGM Mirage
  • New Orleans Airport – New CNG station opened to serve airport vehicles and shuttles
  • New York City – First CNG Ford Transit Connects and MV1’s deployed by private and public fleets
  • San Francisco/Oakland – Additional door-to-door shuttles and vans ordered and delivered
  • Tampa Airport – New CNG station opened to serve fleet of airport buses

Trucking Companies, Shippers, Carriers

  • 99¢ Only – CNG to be supplied for Southern California fleet
  • Kenan Advantage Group – LNG to be supplied for Phoenix truck fleet
  • Land O’ Lakes – CNG to be supplied for central California fleet
  • Linde – LNG to be supplied for Southern California and TX truck fleets

Recently Completed Stations on ‘America’s Natural Gas Highway’

  • Amarillo, TX – Pilot
  • Birmingham, AL – Flying J
  • Brookshire, TX – Flying J
  • Dallas, TX – Clean Energy
  • El Paso, TX – Flying J
  • Fort Worth, TX – Pilot
  • Hope Hull, AL – Flying J
  • Knoxville TN – Flying J
  • LaSalle, IL – Flying J
  • Latta, SC – Flying J
  • Oklahoma City, OK – Flying J
  • Pearl, MI – Flying J
  • Phoenix, AZ – Flying J
  • Tifton, GA – Pilot
  • Tulare, CA – Clean Energy
  • Salina, KS – Flying J
  • San Antonio, TX – Flying J
  • Theodore, AL – Pilot
  • Weatherford, TX – Pilot

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