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UPS expands agreement for RLNG in Texas

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UPS has announced it has expanded its agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to use up to 500 000 gal. equivalents of renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) annually in Texas. UPS stations in Houston and Mesquite will dispense the RLNG to a fleet of approximately 140 UPS tractors. The deal builds on UPS’s current agreement with Clean Energy Fuels whereby UPS is using approximately 1.5 million gal. equivalents of renewable compressed natural gas (RCNG) annually in California where UPS operates nearly 400 CNG vehicles.

“Renewable natural gas is helping us to meet growing customer demand while reducing our environmental impact,” said Mark Wallace, UPS Senior Vice President, Global Engineering and Sustainability. “Today’s agreement demonstrates UPS’s commitment to develop alternative fuels and advanced technologies. By the end of 2017 we will have driven one billion miles with our alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet.”

“UPS’s continuing commitment to new, clean vehicle fuel is helping to shape the future of transportation,” said Harrison Clay, President of Clean Energy Renewables of Clean Energy. “Our collaboration with UPS builds demand to create and expand markets.”

The deal comes part of an initiative announced in 2015 by UPS to expand its use of RNG natural gas in UPS’s alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet.

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