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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to provide bunkering services for NASSCO-built vessel

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In October 2015, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. supported General Dynamics NASSCO’s launch of the LNG-fuelled containership – the Isla Bella. Clean Energy provided both the fuel and the bunkering services from liquefaction plant in Boron, California, US, for the vessel, which was delivered in San Diego to TOTE Maritime. Following on from this, in December 2015, Clean Energy will provide bunkering services to the Perla Del Caribe, which is the second NASSCO-built vessel.

The President and CEO of Clean Energy, Andrew Littlefair, said: “As the maritime industry begins its transition to LNG, Clean Energy is able to bring our many years of fuelling services to ensure an easy and seamless transition.

“We applaud NASSCO and TOTE as world leaders in the introduction of the clean fuel to the commercial shipping industry. The use of natural gas is continuing to expand across the various transportation sectors and is the best choice economically and environmentally.”

Through using natural gas as fuel, these vessels will be the cleanest cargo-carrying ships in the world.

Clean Energy has also signed additional agreements in the transit, refuse and trucking segments, and has stated that it is on schedule to complete 68 projects before the end of 2015. This will not only involve expanding and upgrading existing stations, but also include completely new CNG and LNG stations. The number of stations is comparable to earlier years, when oil prices were much higher, illustrating the competitiveness of natural gas fuel in all potential market environments, owing to its stable pricing and cleaner emissions.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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