CLEAN ENERGY SIGNS MULTIPLE FUELING AND STATION CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENTS
On Tuesday, Clean Energy announced fueling and station construction agreements with multiple fleets. The fueling agreements include further use of existing stations and customized mobile fueling solutions that will support fleets in the heavy duty trucking, transit and refuse markets.
Clean Energy will design and engineer an LNG station to support 40 new trucks to be operated Kroger, one of America’s largest grocery retailers. The new LNG trucks, which will replace diesel trucks, will service Kroger’s Fred Meyer and QFC grocery chains in Oregon and Washington. Clean Energy’s Facility Modification team will engineer and implement the necessary modifications to bring maintenance bays in Clackamas, Oregon. “Converting to LNG trucks will allow us to reinvest savings into lower prices for our customers,” said Kevin Dougherty, Kroger’s grocery supply chain officer.
UPS continues its deployment of natural gas trucks with the addition of both CNG and LNG trucks. Ten additional LNG trucks will begin fueling at Clean Energy’s Jacksonville, Florida, station and are expected to consume 246,000 DGE annually. Five additional CNG trucks will begin fueling at Clean Energy’s station in downtown Los Angeles, California, and are expected to consume 96,000 DGE annually.
Cardenas Markets, a leading Hispanic grocery chain, has signed a fueling agreement with Clean Energy to fuel its CNG truck fleet. Cardenas will deploy 15 heavy duty CNG trucks in California and Nevada, and these trucks are expected to consume approximately 300,000 DGE each year. Cardenas plans to convert its entire fleet of over 50 trucks to CNG in the coming years.
Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) has awarded Clean Energy a contract to design a mobile LNG fueling station that will be supported by a multi-year operations, maintenance and fueling contract. ATN’s fleet consists of 35 LNG buses that serve the Anaheim Resort District (Disneyland) and the surrounding community. The fleet, which is forecasted to consume approximately 490,000 DGE per year, will fuel with Clean Energy’s Redeem renewable natural gas product.
Clean Energy is constructing a fourth station for Garden City Sanitation (GCS) in San Jose, California, as it converts its fleet of nearly 50 automated garbage collection trucks. Currently, 23 CNG refuse trucks are in service, and the entire fleet is expected to be converted by mid-2015. Operating on natural gas has helped GCS comply with increasing tight emissions standards and the City of San Jose’s Green Vision and Green Fleet Policy. Once fully deployed, the fleet is expected to consume approximately 366,600 DGE annually.