Agreement Makes for Three New ‘Truck-Friendly’ Stations
Clean Energy Fuels has disclosed a further multi-year fueling agreement with Dillon Transport. Clean Energy said it’s to supply Dillon’s growing fleet of natural gas trucks with approximately 2.5 million additional diesel gallon equivalents of compressed natural gas per year, “and expects to open three additional public truck-friendly natural gas stations” – in Houston and Midland, Texas, and in West Atlanta, Ga., over the remainder of the year to accommodate the increased fuel sales.
“Clean Energy is privileged to expand our five-year relationship with Dillon to help enable this fleet’s transition to natural gas,” Clean Energy chief marketing officer Jim Harger said in a release.
“Dillon’s early leadership in heavy-duty natural gas truck fueling helped pave the way for numerous other heavy-duty fleets to make the switch to natural gas fuel in Texas and beyond,” he said. “These new trucks will consume an estimated 2.5 million gallons of fuel per year.”
More than 200 of 500 on Natural Gas
Including the new pact, more than 200 of Dillon’s 500-truck fleet will fuel with natural gas via Clean Energy’s public-access network in Texas and Georgia. The network includes a natural gas station on Dillon’s property in Dallas, built and operated by Clean Energy. Dillon regularly takes delivery of additional heavy-duty CNG trucks as it phases out its remaining diesel trucks, Clean Energy says.
“The successful operation of our Dallas Clean Energy station and our current natural gas fleet operations have proven a lower total cost-per-mile than our diesel fleet,” Dillon Transport president Jeff Dillon says in the Clean Energy announcement.
“Converting the rest of our fleet with Clean Energy as our preferred fuel provider is an extension of our successful natural gas fueling track record,” Dillon said.
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Source: Clean Energy Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up