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Omaha District LNG for Clean Energy

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

The board of Omaha’s Metropolitan Utilities District has approved a plan to sell liquefied natural gas from a 37-year-old peak shaving plant to Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE), which will use it to fuel trucks.

As part of a 15-year contract, Clean Energy will invest as much as $2 million to build a truck loading facility –a truck rack – to open next year the District’s LNG facility. “Clean Energy will be the exclusive purchaser of LNG from this facility for transportation use within a 200-mile radius,” states a District release.

Liquefied natural gas from this 37-year-old peak shaving plant operated by Omaha's Metropolitan Utilities District will support truck stop LNG fueling pursuant to a new agreement between the District and Clean Energy Fuels.

“The District is excited to partner with Clean Energy to leverage our LNG plant for use in the natural gas transportation market,” District president Doug Clark said in the utility’s announcement. “As we build on the success of our compressed natural gas stations, the District will be well positioned to capitalize on the new LNG market and bring more economic growth to the Omaha metro area.”

“As the LNG market establishes itself, we could see annual sales in the $1 million range,” Clark said. This additional year-round natural gas use will help maintain lower and stable rates for all of our customer-owners.”

Besides running the Metropolitan Utilities District, Clark is the current chairman of NGVAmerica. Besides providing LNG to Clean Energy, the District is helping Clean Energy’s BAF unit develop a CNG-fueled Ford F-150 pickup, taking two dozen pre-production vehicles (F&F, April 23).

Design and construction of the new truck rack will begin this year and conclude in early 2013, with the Clean Energy Omaha outlet to be open for business by summer 2013, Clark said.

The District is the fifth largest public gas utility in the United States, serving natural gas to 216,826 customer-owners in Omaha, Bennington, Fort Calhoun, Springfield, Yutan and 85% of Bellevue, Neb.

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Metropolitan Utilities District, VP Mark Doyle, 402-504-7187; [email protected];

Clean Energy (Dallas), Koby Knight, 214-876-0855; [email protected]

Clean Energy, Jim Harger, 562-493-2804, ext 223; [email protected]

Clean Energy, VP Greg Roche, 562-493-2804; [email protected];

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