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Longtime Clean Energy Fuels customer Dillon Transport has committed to using the supplier’s Redeem brand biomethane in natural gas-fueled trucks in Texas. The initial supply of Redeem, also known as RNG/renewable natural gas, will be from Clean Energy’s Irving Blvd. station in Dallas. Dillon will also use Redeem when fueling in San Antonio, Midland/Odessa and Houston.
Dillon currently operates 262 natural gas trucks, predominately Paccar (Kenworth and Peterbilt) vehicles. Six are fueled by liquefied natural gas, and the rest are fueled by compressed natural gas, the company’s most-used fuel: somewhat less than half of the company’s overall fleet was CNG-fueled as of mid-2015 but CNG accounted for 60% of the miles logged (F&F, June 16, 2015).
Biomethane Costs Dillon No More
“We’ll run gas in front of diesel all day long regardless of the price,” says chief operating officer Charles Musgrove.
He notes too that Dillon pays no extra for RNG: “We’re paying the same price for Redeem that we’re paying for non-Redeem natural gas,” he told F&F.
Dillon Transport currently operates 72 natural gas trucks in Texas, all but six of them on CNG. The firm has 117 CNG trucks in the Tampa, Fla. area, and approximately 30 CNG trucks in Colorado, 23 in Ohio, 20-plus in the Chicago area, and a smattering in Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi.
24 CNG Trucks on Order
The company has 19 Kenworth and five Peterbilt tractors on order; when the two dozen new CNG trucks are delivered, more than half of the overall Dillon fleet will be natural gas-fueled.
“In 2015, Dillon’s fleet consumed 1.1 million GGEs of natural gas in Texas,” Clean Energy said this week.
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Source: Clean Energy Fuels with follow-up Fleets & Fuels interview