Clean Energy Opens First Public Natural Gas Station in Oregon
Clean Energy has opened its first public natural gas station in the state of Oregon on I-5 in Central Point, outside of Medford. The addition of this station gives customers the ability to drive from San Diego to Seattle using Clean Energy’s “America’s Natural Gas Highway.”
The station, located at a Pilot Travel Center Plaza, dispenses both LNG and CNG and is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Matheson Trucking, a United States Postal Service contracted carrier, is using the station for its California to Seattle runs.
“The addition of this station allows us the strategic advantage of being able to rely on natural gas throughout our entire distribution system,” said Joshua Matheson, vice president of operations for Matheson Trucking. “With an annual fleet distance of close to 36 million miles, we are always looking for ways to reduce GHG-emissions, and being able to use natural gas, specifically for our Los Angeles to Seattle runs, will help us do just that.”
Earlier this year, Clean Energy expanded its relationship with Fred Meyer Stores in Oregon by providing the large grocery retailer with Redeem RNG for its fleet of heavy duty trucks. Clean Energy also announced the opening of a private station in Wilsonville for Republic Services, the nation’s second largest solid waste management company. The station is supporting the addition of 16 CNG solid waste vehicles, bringing the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic Services in Oregon to 35.