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Clean Energy Opens Pennsylvania Station; Signs Multiple Fueling Agreements

On Wednesday, Clean Energy announced it will open an LNG station in Pennsylvania and has signed multiple fueling agreements across its nationwide network of natural gas stations.

In Trucking:
GIANT/MARTIN’S began a heavy duty LNG truck pilot program that Clean Energy will support by opening its public LNG station in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The station is located at the Carlisle Flying J and was financed in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Financing Authority.

Clean Harbors has signed a multi-year fueling agreement to support its plans to deploy CNG and LNG trucks operating in California and Texas. The new fleet will fuel at Clean Energy’s public natural gas fueling network and is forecasted to consume nearly 180,000 DGEs annually.

In Refuse:
Clean Energy will design, build, operate, and maintain a private time-fill CNG station for Salt Lake County, Utah. Salt Lake County plans to fuel 25 new CNG refuse trucks once the station is operational, which is expected by mid-2015. This fleet is forecasted to double to 50 trucks and consume approximately 500,000 GGEs of CNG annually once fully-deployed.

Once all 50 trucks are in service, the County anticipates annual fuel savings of approximately $900,000 compared to current diesel costs. The new station marks Clean Energy’s expansion into Utah and will feature a redundant compression system designed to fuel 50 trucks. Clean Energy will support this station by opening a new parts warehouse in Salt Lake County as well as hiring a full-time station technician for the area.

Clean Energy has broken ground on a new public natural gas station for the Town of Islip, New York. Effective January 1, 2015, the Town of Islip will enforce a mandate requiring all refuse trucks servicing the Town’s new residential solid waste and recycling contract be new trucks that operate on CNG. The Town of Islip is the fourth town on Long Island to mandate such clean-air and economic initiatives. Clean Energy built, owns, and operates the three existing natural gas stations serving the Towns of Smithtown, Brookhaven, and Huntington. Once the new Islip station is operational, over 200 refuse trucks will be fueling with Clean Energy on Long Island. Their estimated 50 new natural gas refuse trucks are forecasted to consume approximately 500,000 DGEs of CNG annually while serving the Town of Islip.

In Transit:
Valley Regional Transit (VRT) has signed a multi-year repair and maintenance contract. VRT’s private natural gas station currently serves 38 transit and paratransit natural gas buses which consume approximately 300,000 GGE of CNG per year. VRT’s total bus fleet currently consists of 62 units, of which 54 are fueled by CNG. It is anticipated that the entire fleet will be converted to CNG by 2018.