Growing demand for natural and renewable gas stations in the U.S.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced new fuel agreements for its Redeem™ renewable natural gas, along with multiple station expansions to accommodate the continued demand for the ultra-low carbon fuel produced from organic waste, across key sectors of the transportation industry.
“Despite this unprecedented challenging time that the country is experiencing with COVID-19, Clean Energy continues to expand the use of a clean, ultra-low carbon fuel to fleets,” said Chad Lindholm, vice president, Clean Energy. “Many of our customers including heavy-duty trucking, refuse, and transit agencies are performing heroic duty by continuing to operate under extreme difficult circumstances. We applaud them and will support them any way we can.”
Clean Energy has completed a time-fill station upgrade for the city of Chesapeake, VA which recently obtained 12 new natural gas refuse trucks increasing its fleet to 60. The contract calls for an approximate 2.5 million gallons over five years and includes operations and maintenance.
Clean Energy also completed construction of its fourth station for USA Hauling at their Waterbury, CT yard. The 30-truck private time-fill station will dispense an estimated 1.8 million gallons over the five-year contract which also includes operations and maintenance.
In 2006 Clean Energy entered into a ten-year contract with the city of Long Beach to design, build, operate and maintain a natural gas station to fuel public and city vehicles. In the first year of operation the site dispensed 180,000 gallons. By 2017 station sales had reached over 700,000 gallons and the city looked to increase capacity with an updated and more robust station. The new station will provide three dispensers and two 400hp compressors, allowing drivers to fuel nearly three times faster than the current station. It will be constructed while the existing station remains in operation, which will minimize downtime and ensure continuous and reliable fueling for existing fleet customers.
Moreover, Clean Energy has completed construction of its fifth station with South Jersey Gas at the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority Transfer Station. The public access fast-fill facility will initially fuel approximately 100,000 gallons per year for utility vehicles, transfer trucks and Jitney shuttle buses with volume anticipated to increase annually as additional CNG vehicles are procured.