To support the growing demand for natural gas-fueled trucking in the United States, Clean Energy Fuels Corporation has signed an agreement with Pilot Travel Centers LLC to build, own, and operate public access, compressed and liquefied natural gas (CNG/LNG) fueling facilities at agreed-upon Pilot Flying J truck travel centers nationwide.
Pilot Flying J operates more than 550 truck travel centers in 43 states and six Canadian provinces. It is the largest truck-fueling operator in the United States.
“This is the critical link for Clean Energy to be able to roll out natural gas truck fueling services across the nation,” said Andrew J Littlefair, Clean Energy president and chief executive officer.
“With the availability of new Class 8, 2010 EPA-compliant natural gas trucks from several major manufacturers,” said Littlefair, “major regional and national trucking operators are considering the move to natural gas for their fleets to add fuel diversity, lower emissions and reduce dependence on imported oil. Partnering with Pilot Flying J will not only allow us to help meet the demand from these fleets, but will also enable us to begin creating a nationwide goods movement corridor for natural gas trucks.”
Headquartered in Knoxville TN, Pilot Flying J employs more than 20,000 people. Visit www.pilotflyingj.com for further information.
Clean Energy fuels more than 18,300 vehicles daily at 200 strategic locations across the United States. It owns and operates a landfill gas facility in Dallas TX that produces renewable methane gas, or biomethane, for delivery in the nation’s gas pipeline network. It owns and operates LNG production plants in Willis TX and Boron CA with combined capacity of 260,000 LNG gallons per day (designed to expand to 340,000 LNG gallons per day as demand increases) and 60 cryogenic trailers for delivery. Access www.cleanenergyfuels.com to learn more.