Clean Energy Fuels Corp. will design, build and operate a CNG fuelling station for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA).
The deal, valued at US$8.1 million, will also include facility modifications to accommodate the conversion of JTA’s buses from diesel to CNG. Clean Energy also reported 5510 additional natural gas vehicles began fuelling throughout Clean Energy’s nationwide network year-to-date in 2014, which is a 23% increase in vehicles fuelling compared to the same period in 2013. Additional agreements representative of Clean Energy’s growing portfolio of natural gas fuelling customers were also announced.
Jacksonville CNG station
To support JTA’s fleet conversion to natural gas buses, Clean Energy will design, build and maintain a CNG station to support JTA’s conversion of 100 buses from diesel to CNG. Construction is scheduled to be completed in late 2015. JTA anticipates saving approximately US$5.7 million over the life of the agreement by switching to natural gas fuel.
Commenting on the announcement, JTA CEO, Nathaniel P. Ford Senior, said: “The CNG fuelling facility is a 'win-win-win' for the Authority and the Jacksonville community. We will reduce costs, improve the environment and create opportunities for other fleets to reap the benefits of CNG.”
UPS is continuing its deployment of the largest LNG fleet in North America. Clean Energy opened its Houston Flying J natural gas station to fuel 10 of these heavy-duty LNG trucks.
Kroger’s Fred Meyer Stores’ new natural gas fleet is expected to consume 1 million gal. of LNG annually, supplied by Clean Energy. The first 11 natural gas trucks in Fred Meyer’s fleet of 40 recently entered operation in Oregon. As previously announced, Clean Energy constructed the private LNG station where this fleet will fuel. Clean Energy also performed the necessary modifications required to bring Fred Meyer’s vehicle maintenance facilities into code-compliance for natural gas trucks.
Kenan Advantage Group
Kenan Advantage Group (KAG) has commenced hauling LNG from Clean Energy’s Boron, California plant, using 13 LNG-fuelled trucks. The trucks are part of the additional heavy-duty LNG truck deployment previously announced by KAG.
Natural gas fleets
The following fleets began testing with Clean Energy’s natural gas:
- Water Recovery, LLC began fuelling heavy-duty LNG trucks at Clean Energy’s Jacksonville public station.
- NorCal Beverage began fuelling heavy-duty LNG trucks at Clean Energy’s West Sacramento public station.
- Vend Catering Supply expanded its natural gas fleet with additional heavy-duty CNG trucks fuelling at Clean Energy’s public station network in California.
- Sheehy Mail Contractors, Inc. intends to expand its heavy natural gas truck fleet by adding 4 CNG tractors, which will fuel at Clean Energy’s public station network in New Mexico and Arizona.
Clean Energy will expand the network of stations that it owns, operates or supplies to over 535 in 42 states in 2014. Clean Energy will have constructed more CNG fast-fill, CNG time-fill, LNG and CNG/LNG stations than any other company in the country. These include:
- 69 stations that were constructed and completed during the year, including 18 projects where additional compression capacity was added due to increased demand.
- A net increase of 74 stations were opened, 25 of which can accommodate heavy-duty trucks.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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