California-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced several new agreements the company struck in some varied compressed natural gas (CNG) sectors, to include transit, trucking and manufacturing.
On the transit side, Clean Energy signed a 10-year deal with LA Metro to provide in total up to 36 million gallons a year of CNG for the country’s largest clean air fleet:
LA Metro Board approved a 10-year compressed natural gas (CNG) station operation and maintenance contract with Clean Energy for four of LA Metro’s CNG bus fueling stations. With this award, Clean Energy will continue to operate and maintain all of the Agency’s 10 CNG bus fueling stations as well as an 11th station currently under construction by Clean Energy.
From the trucking sector, Clean Energy will provide a CNG for 100 medium-duty delivery trucks for Fox Transportation:
Once fully deployed, the fleet is expected to consume approximately 600,000 diesel-gallons-equivalent of CNG fuel per year.
Fleet is anticipated to make approximately 900,000 deliveries annually to hospitals throughout California, traveling over five million miles per year.
And in manufacturing, Clean Energy and NG Advantage struck a first-of-its-kind, 10-year deal to build a new natural gas compression facility in central New Hampshire to reach customers not on a natural gas pipeline throughout New England:
Operated by Clean Energy, the facility is intended to provide a minimum of 10-million gasoline-gallons-equivalent of CNG per year. This potentially represents more than double the CNG fuel volume supplied by Clean Energy’s highest-volume CNG station.
Clean Energy’s President and CEO, Andrew J. Littlefair says these moves help eliminate perceived barriers and limitations of natural gas to demonstrate economic and environmental advantages of transitioning to the fuel.