Clean Energy Opens Public Fast-Fill CNG Station in Houston
Clean Energy Fuels celebrated the opening of its newest compressed natural gas facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Houston yesterday. The ceremony was attended by representatives from Clean Energy, Dillon Transport, JRayl Transport and Silver Eagle Distributors.
The station is hosted by Valero off I-610, just east of Houston proper. It’s a 24/7, fast-fill CNG outlet that will “support the fueling needs of over 100 heavy-duty trucks in addition to a variety of other natural gas vehicles,” Clean Energy said.
“This station is key to our commitment to sustainability and the environment,” Dillon Transport president Jeff Dillon says in Clean Energy’s announcement. “Our ability to utilize this station, along with Clean Energy’s entire network of stations, allows us the opportunity to grow as our customers demand cleaner transportation solutions.”
Biomethane for Dillon Too
Clean Energy noted that more than half of Dillon Transport’s annual fuel consumption is accounted for by natural gas (F&F, June 16). Dillon has begun using Clean Energy’s Redeem brand RNG/renewable natural gas too (F&F, March 4).
The Houston station is the 65th Clean Energy natural gas fueling station in Texas, and one of more than 550 throughout the United States and Canada.
Big in Beer
“We were an early adopter of natural gas and will continue to grow our use of natural gas as the fueling network expands,” Silver Eagle Distributors transportation VP Ed Prichard says in the Houston announcement.
“The stability of the lower prices and cleaner attributes make it a no-brainer to continue to make the switch and utilize Clean Energy expanding network of stations,” he said.
Silver Eagle is the nation’s second largest beer distributor.
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Source: Clean Energy Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up