‘Connects California to Washington’ with CNG and LNG
Clean Energy Fuels’ new public-access natural gas fueling station on Interstate 5 north of Medford, Ore. is a first for the supplier and effectively links California and Washington State, the company says.
Located at the Pilot Travel Center in Central Point, the 24/7 station dispenses both liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas fuel.
Matheson Trucking, a United States Postal Service contracted carrier, is using the station for its California-Seattle runs, Clean Energy says.
“The addition of this station allows us the strategic advantage of being able to rely on natural gas throughout our entire distribution system,” Matheson VP Joshua Matheson says in Clean Energy’s announcement.
“With an annual fleet distance of close to 36 million miles, we are always looking for ways to reduce GHG-emissions, and being able to use natural gas, specifically for our Los Angeles to Seattle runs, will help us do just that,” he said.
Fred Meyer & Republic Services
Clean Energy supplies natural gas privately in Oregon too. The firm expanded its relationship with Kroger/Fred Meyer Stores earlier this year by providing the grocery retailer with Redeem renewable natural gas for its heavy duty trucks. The supply relationship dates from 2014 (F&F, December 5, 2014).
Clean Energy also this year opened a private station in Wilsonville Republic Services, supporting the addition of 16 CNG solid waste vehicles, bringing the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic Services in Oregon to 35.
‘As Seamless as Possible’
“By opening stations like Central Point and connecting the I-5 corridor, we can offer our customers the fuel and the infrastructure they need to make the transition to alternative fueling as seamless as possible,” said Clean Energy sales VP Chad Lindholm.
“Our natural gas fueling infrastructure continues to grow as more and more fleets and consumers turn to natural gas,” he said.
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Source: Clean Energy Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up