Clean Energy Signs Multiple Fueling Agreements; Opens Natural Gas Stations
On Tuesday, Clean Energy announced new fueling agreements and station openings in support of trucking operations and school districts. The new stations will bring Clean Energy up to 27 station openings in 2014 alone.
Raven Transport is expanding its fueling agreement to support 33 additional heavy-duty LNG trucks. Clean Energy will open its America’s Natural Gas Highway station in Albany, Georgia, to support the new fleet. The new trucks are expected to be on the road in December 2014, and once fully deployed, are forecasted to consume 700,000 DGE of LNG annually. Raven currently fuels at Clean Energy stations in Franklin and London, Ohio; Walton, Kentucky; and Jacksonville; Florida.
G&P Trucking has scheduled the deployment of five heavy-duty natural gas trucks in South Carolina that will double to 10 trucks by the end of 2014. Clean Energy will support the new natural gas fleet by opening its America’s Natural Gas Highway station in Charlotte, North Carolina, this month. This station, in addition to the Clean Energy station in Latta, South Carolina, bolsters the region’s LNG capability to serve key hubs in the Southeast, such as the South Carolina Ports Authority. “More of our customers are pursuing natural gas fueling solutions to meet sustainability goals,” said Clifton Parker, President of G&P Trucking.
In School Districts:
Parkway School District in Chesterfield, Missouri, purchased compression equipment and signed repair and maintenance agreements with Clean Energy. Parkway purchased a compressor and two fast-fill CNG dispensers from Clean Energy subsidiary IMW to service the district’s fleet of 30 CNG buses at a private CNG station. The station is forecasted to supply approximately 75,000 DGE of CNG annually. The cost of the new station and school buses was offset by a $1.5 million federal highway grant administered by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments. “Using CNG for our buses contributes to the economic and environmental health of the Parkway School District,” said Scott Bennett, manager of planning and engineering, Parkway School District.
The City of Ontario, California, signs a multi-year repair and maintenance contract. Ontario’s natural gas station features both public and private fueling facilities, featuring 48 time-fill posts with 96 fueling points. The private station supports the Ontario-Montclair School District fleet of school buses and the city’s refuse truck fleet. The private station also includes four fast-fill dispensers that are available to the public. The station is expected to supply approximately 500,000 GGE of CNG per year.