Several Heavy-Duty Fleets Tap Clean Energy for CNG, LNG Refueling


Clean Energy Fuels Corp. recently solidified a number of agreements with fleet customers in various transportation sectors for the supply of natural gas fuel and the construction of natural gas refueling infrastructure.

In the liquefied natural gas (LNG) segment, Clean Energy will be designing an LNG station for grocery retailer The Kroger Co., which is planning the deployment of 40 heavy-duty trucks in Oregon and Washington. Clean Energy's Facility Modification team will also implement modifications at Kroger's four vehicle maintenance bays in order to bring them up to code to accommodate natural gas vehicles.

Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) will be working with Clean Energy on a mobile LNG fueling solution, backed by a multi-year operations, maintenance and LNG fueling contract. The custom mobile LNG fueling station will support ATN's fleet of 35 LNG buses, which is forecasted to consume approximately 490,000 DGE of LNG annually.

A pair of fleets – UPS and grocery chain Cardenas – have signed compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling agreements with Clean Energy. Five of UPS' NGVs will begin fueling at Clean Energy's station in downtown Los Angeles (approximately 96,000 DGE of CNG annually), and Cardenas' fleet of 15 heavy-duty trucks will refuel at Clean Energy facilities in California and Nevada, using about 300,000 DGE of CNG per year.

Also, Clean Energy is building Garden City Sanitation's fourth CNG station, helping to support the company's 100% fleet conversion to natural gas. The San Jose, Calif.-based company currently operates 23 CNG refuse trucks, and the entire fleet of about 50 trucks is expected to be converted by mid-2015.

Clean Energy is constructing this time-fill CNG station for Garden City Sanitation and its partners Alameda County Industries, Mission Trail Waste Systems and Livermore Sanitation Inc.

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