Clean Energy Signs Multiple Agreements in Trucking, Transit and Refuse Markets
This week, Clean Energy announced multiple agreements across the trucking, transit and refuse markets. In addition, Clean Energy has secured a contract to provide LNG to Hawaii Gas, the State of Hawaii’s only franchised gas utility. Clean Energy says the agreement is consistent with the state’s intent to reduce its reliance on imported crude oil, using a cleaner and more economical fuel.
“With Clean Energy LNG, we will be able to diversify our gas supply using a clean fuel improving our reliability and maintaining the quality of service our customers know us for,” said Thomas Young, Hawaii Gas’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
In transit, Clean Energy has extended its LNG supply agreement with the City of Phoenix. The two-year contract extension is for an estimated 5 million GGEs per year and is valued at over $10 million. Clean Energy has supplied the City with LNG for over a decade.
“We are committed to ensuring we provide a clean, affordable transportation solution to our riders and feel confident Clean Energy will help us meet that goal,” said Transit Director, Maria Hyatt.”
Corpus Christi Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) has renewed a three year operations and maintenance contract with Clean Energy, representing approximately 3 million GGEs over the three-year term of the contract. With the help of Clean Energy, CCRTA now becomes the second transit agency in the nation to achieve its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal.
In trucking, Fred Meyer Stores announced an agreement with Clean Energy calling for up to 500,000 gallons of Redee renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel, for their fleet of 40 LNG trucks based out of their Clackamas, Oregon, distribution center. Fred Meyer is the first company in the State of Oregon to take advantage of the Oregon Clean Fuel Program, which calls for the reduction of GHG emissions through the use of cleaner fuels such as natural gas and renewable natural gas. By fueling with Redeem, Fred Meyer is expected to reduce their GHG emissions by 5,328 metric tons annually.
Fueling has begun at a new public station in North Platte, Nebraska, which will service vehicles from KALM Transportation, UPS and Schmidt Liquid Transportation. The station, partially funded with a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund and in collaboration with STIRK CNG, a regional CNG provider, will offer both LNG and CNG to fleets in the Midwest.
Clean Energy began providing fueling solutions at the Pilot Flying J station in West Memphis, Arkansas. The station will support Raven Transportation’s fleet of LNG trucks at an estimated 11,000 GGEs per month.
Fueling has also begun at an Exxon public access station in Allentown, Pennsylvania, which serves the northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike System. The station will service CNG trucks from MACK’s Lehigh Valley Operations as well as the Lehigh Valley Health Network.
In addition to opening these stations for the trucking market, Clean Energy has added Blackburn Trucking, Waxie Sanitary Supply, Western Dairy, Emerald Brand (a unit of the Paradigm Group) and KALM Energy as new fueling customers. Orchard Supply Hardware has also expanded the number of CNG trucks it’s fueling with Clean Energy.
In refuse, Republic Services will be switching its California based fleet to Redeem RNG. The agreement calls for as much as 300,000 GGEs per year and will fuel close to 230 refuse trucks throughout the state.
Republic Services also announced the opening of a station designed and built by Clean Energy in Wilsonville, Oregon, to support the addition of 16 CNG solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Portland area. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic Services in Oregon to 35.
Peoria Disposal Company (PDC) has extended a five-year agreement with Clean Energy for the operation & maintenance of its station located in Peoria, Illinois, which represents approximately 230,000 GGEs per year. Clean Energy designed and built the station for PDC, which provides hazardous waste disposal to clients in 11 states throughout the Midwest.