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Clean Energy announces new deals for CNG fuel

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced that it won a US$10 million, multi-year procurement from New Jersey Transit, the US’ third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit, which links major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia and provides close to 223 million passenger trips each year.

The procurement includes rebuilding a large compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station, as well as additional garage modifications and the repair and maintenance of facilities through 2020. NJ Transit is expected to operate a fleet of 147 CNG commuter buses estimated to consume approximately 2 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) each year.

Clean Energy also signed other agreements across the transit, refuse and trucking markets, including the construction of new stations and extended maintenance and fuelling contracts.


• SPplus, a provider of professional parking management, has signed a 5-year fuelling agreement with Clean Energy to fuel 16 CNG buses for a new Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility located at the San Diego International Airport. The buses, owned by the San Diego Airport Authority, are anticipated to consume approximately 27 000 GGE/month and will fuel with Redeem™, Clean Energy’s renewable natural gas (RNG) derived from biomethane.
• On 10 February 2016, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) opened its Division 13 facility, a US$6 million private CNG fuelling station built by Clean Energy. The new facility, which will be maintained by Clean Energy for the next 10 years, will fuel approximately 175 buses, which are expected to consume a total of 2 million GGE/y of CNG.
• Clean Energy extended its maintenance contract with Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (Santa Cruz Metro) for an additional 5 years. The maintenance services support a station that fuels Santa Cruz Metro’s 100 CNG buses used throughout the county.
• Clean Energy customer MV Transportation was awarded a CNG bus contract with Los Angeles World Airports. The 14 CNG buses will fuel exclusively at Clean Energy stations.
• The City of Long Beach recently announced the purchase of over 100 additional light and medium duty CNG vehicles that will fuel at two Clean Energy stations in the city.


• Long time customer, Dillon Transportation, has signed a new agreement with Clean Energy to fuel its heavy duty trucks in Texas with Redeem™. Dillon currently operates 72 CNG and liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks out of Dallas, San Antonio, Midland and Houston, which now fuel with Redeem to meet its customers’ sustainability goals. In 2015, Dillon’s fleet consumed 1.1 million GGEs of natural gas in Texas.
• Raven Transport will deploy an additional 10 new LNG tractors out of Clean Energy’s Fort Worth, Texas, station starting in early March, which are expected to consume approximately 220 000 GGE/y. The fuelling contract runs through 2020.
• Blackrock Logistics, based out of Pleasanton, California, has deployed 10 CNG trucks for its fleet and will be fuelling at Clean Energy’s Fontana, California, station. The three year fuelling agreement represents approximately 110 000 GGE/y of CNG.


• Clean Energy will design, build, lease and operate a new station in Orange County, for FCC, a multi-national construction firm that was awarded a refuse collection contract with the county. FCC has deployed 46 CNG trucks for that contract and will be fuelling at Clean Energy’s Orlando International Airport station until the new station is completed. FCC is anticipated to consume close to 410 000 GGE/y. 
• Clean Energy has signed a contract to design and build two stations for Recology Inc., one of the largest private refuse fleets in the country. In Brisbane, California, Clean Energy will design and build a time-fill and fast-fill station to support Recology’s current fleet of 64 CNG trucks, and be able to support their growth to 200 trucks in the future. At Recology’s Gilroy, Calif. station, Clean Energy will design and build a time-fill station to support 50 CNG trucks. 
• Harrison Brothers Enterprises has signed a station design and build contract with Clean Energy to support their fleet of 13 CNG refuse trucks. The station will include 24 fuelling hoses and have the capacity to fuel over 100 trucks, supporting the refuse haulers plans to expand their use of CNG as their fuelling solution of choice.

Natural gas fuel costs less than gasoline or diesel, depending on local market conditions. The use of natural gas fuel also reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 21%. In addition, nearly all natural gas consumed in North America is produced in North America.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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