Clean Energy Fuels Corp. says Long Beach Public Transportation Co. (LBT) has signed a multi-year operations and maintenance agreement with the company, which provides compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel to LBT at a private station.
LBT currently operates a fleet of 64 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, and the Clean Energy refueling station that the organization uses has the capacity to serve up to 110 buses. At full capacity, the fleet would be consuming approximately 1.5 million GGE of CNG annually.
‘Looking back at 2013, the pronounced trend toward natural gas as a transportation fuel is clear, with our customers ordering 70 percent more natural gas vehicles through Q3 2013 than during the same period last year,’ says Andrew J. Littlefair, Clean Energy's president and CEO.
Clean Energy also notes that Las Vegas-based Whittlesea-Bell Transportation recently agreed to support its growing fleet of NGVs by refueling at Clean Energy's six public-access fueling stations in the city. Whittlesea-Bell already has firm plans to deploy more than 200 NGVs, including 92 Ford Transit Connect taxis and 92 Dodge Caravans.