Clean Energy Fuels Corp. says it has opened three new public-access liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling facilities, including the first LNG station in Florida, located in Jacksonville. The other new stations are in Fontana, Calif., and Pontoon Beach, Ill.
‘Florida has taken several steps to support the adoption of natural gas vehicles, and we're expanding the necessary infrastructure accordingly to support this forward-looking state,’ says Andrew J. Littlefair, Clean Energy's president and CEO.
The company notes that major heavy-duty trucking fleets, including United Parcel Service (UPS) and Raven Transport, will be accessing LNG for its tractors at the new Jacksonville site.
The location features two fueling islands, each with one single-hose LNG dispenser. Greg Roche, Clean Energy's vice president of national accounts and infrastructure, tells NGT News that both islands were designed to accommodate an additional dispenser, and the station itself can be expanded to add additional islands or LNG storage vessels.
Jacksonville's new LNG station can also be modified to offer compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling capabilities. The new LNG station in Fontana, Calif., is already equipped with CNG, Roche says.
All three of the facilities are a part of Clean Energy's ‘America's Natural Gas Highway‘ initiative – the company's coast-to-coast network dozens of LNG stations for trucking fleets and shippers.