Clean Energy: Build-Out of New Stations Proves Viability of Natural Gas


Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed additional agreements within transit, refuse and trucking companies and says it is on track to complete 68 station projects in 2015. These include new compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) stations, as well as expansion and upgrades of existing stations.

Although that may certainly sound impressive to many, Clean Energy says this number is comparable to previous years when oil prices were significantly higher – thus “demonstrating the viability of natural gas as a competitive fuel in all market environments due to its price stability and cleaner profile.”

To view a list of Clean Energy’s new fueling agreements and projects completed over the last few months, click here.

In addition to the new deals, Clean Energy has announced that it participated in a little history last month when it supported General Dynamics NASSCO’s launch of the Isla Bella, the world’s first LNG-powered containership.

Clean Energy provided bunkering services and fuel from its Boron, Calif., liquefaction plant for the ship, which was delivered to TOTE Maritime in San Diego. Clean Energy says it will also be providing bunkering services next month to the second NASSCO-built LNG containership, the Perla Del Caribe.

Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy, comments, “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.”

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