Clean Energy Fuels Corp. released the second edition of "The Road to Natural Gas," an update of truck companies, refuse haulers, fleet operators, airports, municipalities and other organizations which are making the switch to natural gas with transportation fuel, station construction and services provided by Clean Energy.
"The momentum toward natural gas in transportation is definitely picking up speed," said Andrew J. Littlefair, Clean Energy's CEO and president. "This second edition of "The Road to Natural Gas" confirms Clean Energy's leadership position in providing a growing list of customers with the CNG, LNG and services that allow them to take advantage of the economic and environmental benefits of using natural gas. I'm also pleased that we remain on track to complete the number of fueling stations along our America's Natural Gas Highway that will connect the essential corridors for the trucking industry."
The second edition of "The Road to Natural Gas" contains a listing of agreements signed or executed since the first edition was released on July 31, 2012. Also included is a list of liquefied natural gas (LNG) stations completed over the last three months as part of Clean Energy's America's Natural Gas Highway. Many of the new stations are located at Pilot Flying J truck stops, Clean Energy's partner.
Currently priced up to $1.50 a gallon lower than gasoline or diesel depending on local markets, the use of natural gas fuel reduces operating costs for vehicles and reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 30 percent in light-duty vehicles and 23 percent in medium to heavy-duty vehicles. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that 98 percent of the natural gas consumed in the U.S. is sourced in the U.S. and Canada, making natural gas a secure North American energy choice.
The Road to Natural Gas
Volume II; November 1, 2012
New Fuel and Service Agreements with Clean Energy (August 1, 2012 - October 31, 2012)
In an October 15, 2012 Waste & Recycling News article headlined "Haulers Convert Fleets to CNG," executives from many of the country's largest waste companies are quoted touting the environmental benefits and economic advantages of switching their fleets from diesel to natural gas. Waste Management Inc., the country's largest refuse company, reports that 80 percent of its new trucks are powered by CNG. Clean Energy is the nation's leader in providing CNG and/or services to the refuse industry.
• Clean Energy opened its first refuse CNG station in Canada to fuel 58 refuse trucks for Emterra Environmental
• Burrtec Waste Industries added a new CNG station, constructed by Clean Energy, at its Fontana, Calif. facility that will fuel 50 trucks
• Progressive Waste signed an agreement with Clean Energy to build a CNG station in Haltom City, Texas and another one in Bridge City, Louisiana
• An additional 148 new CNG refuse trucks were delivered to Clean Energy customers throughout the Eastern Region of the US within the last three months and another 149 were ordered
• 106 new CNG refuse trucks were ordered by Clean Energy customers throughout the Central Region and another 157 began fueling
• An additional 179 refuse trucks were ordered by Clean Energy customers in the Western Region of the U.S. and another 157 CNG refuse trucks were delivered