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Clean Energy opens 1st LNG station in Florida, signs multi-year fueling agreement

Shown is Clean Energy Fuels’ Matt Feighner, vice president of the company’s national truck team at an LNG station in Dallas. (The Trucker: APRILLE HANSON)

The Trucker News Services

1/16/2014

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced Wednesday the opening of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling station in Florida, as well as the opening of the company’s America’s Natural Gas Highway stations in Pontoon Beach, Ill., and Fontana, Calif., to fuel heavy-duty natural gas trucks.

The company also announced selected deals in the transit and refuse sectors building on its portfolio of natural gas fuel customers across the country.

In trucking:

• Clean Energy opened the first LNG fueling station in Florida and its Pontoon Beach, Ill., and Fontana, Calif., stations, as part of America’s Natural Gas Highway.

• Clean Energy opened a public-access Jacksonville, Fla., LNG fueling station, the first in the state.

Transit:

• Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will convert its entire bus fleet to CNG and will sign a multi-year agreement with Clean Energy to Maintain DART’s four CNG fueling stations.

• DART plans to deploy 580 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to support its transportation service for the greater-Dallas-area. Once fully deployed, these vehicles are forecasted to use approximately 7 million gasoline gallon-equivalents (GGEs) per year. Clean Energy designed and built the four CNG fueling stations for the DART network in 2012.

Refuse:

Smithtown, New York, Renews Natural Gas Contract with Clean Energy for Seven More Years

• In 2006, Smithtown became the first community on the East Coast to require all residential refuse and recycling contractors to use natural gas powered trucks. As a result, four private collection contractors operating on behalf of Smithtown and the Town’s own municipal vehicle fleet began fueling with Clean Energy. That contract was renewed for seven more years.

• The 25 compressed natural gas vehicles serving Smithtown are expected to consume approximately 250,000 GGEs of CNG per year.

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