Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ: CLNE) announced the completion and opening of 27 natural gas fueling stations in the first half of 2014, nine of which are truck-friendly America’s Natural Gas Highway stations.
Upgraded equipment and more compression capacity have also been added to 10 existing stations to keep pace with natural gas fuel demand. Additional fueling and station development agreements representative of Clean Energy’s portfolio of natural gas fueling customers were also announced.
Raven Transport will expand its fueling agreement by deploying 33 more heavy-duty LNG (liquefied natural gas) trucks to serve the Southeast. To support this fleet, Clean Energy will open its Albany GA public-access LNG station. Raven is currently fueling at Clean Energy’s natural gas fueling stations in Franklin OH, London OH, Walton KY, and Jacksonville FL.
Once fully deployed, these additional vehicles are forecasted to consume more than 700,000 DGEs (diesel gallons equivalent) of LNG annually, and are expected to be on the road in December 2014.
G & P Trucking of Gaston SC has scheduled deployment of five heavy-duty natural gas trucks. This natural gas fleet is expected to double to 10 trucks by the end of 2014.
Clean Energy will support this natural gas fleet by opening its Charlotte NC America’s Natural Gas Highway station in August 2014. This station in conjunction with Clean Energy’s Latta SC station bolsters the region’s LNG capability to serve key goods-movements hubs in the Southeast such as the South Carolina Ports Authority.
“More of our customers are pursuing natural gas fueling solutions to meet sustainability goals. As Clean Energy continues to open its natural gas highway, you can bet our trucks will be fueling on it,” said Clifton Parker, president of G & P Trucking.
For more details, go to www.cleanenergyfuels.com.