Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has opened two compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Albuquerque, N.M., and Winslow, Ariz., to support Seaboard Foods' growing heavy-duty natural gas vehicle fleet.
The company's Seaboard Transport subsidiary will use the facilities in Albuquerque and Winslow – as well as public-access Clean Energy stations in California, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Virginia – as it moves food goods throughout the U.S.
‘Thanks to our fueling agreement with Clean Energy and their commitment to CNG stations along I-40, our first CNG-powered truck recently crossed into California, originating from our Oklahoma processing plant,’ says Gary Ruettgers, Seaboard Transport's operations manager. ‘Now, we have a gateway to the West for our CNG fleet.’
Seaboard's NGV fleet is expanding to about 60 Class 8 trucks – mainly Kenworth T800s with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine. Once the company's initial complement of NGVs is fully deployed, it will consume approximately 892,000 DGE of CNG annually, according to Clean Energy's estimates.