NGVAmerica Presents Achievement Award to FedEx at Clean Energy Station Opening
The leaders of FedEx, Clean Energy Fuels and the State of Oklahoma cut a ribbon to officially open a CNG station that will allow over 100 FedEx Freight Class 8 trucks to use the convenience of fast-fueling as well as the savings of time-fueling. Clean Energy also announced that it expects to supply the station with its Redeem RNG vehicle fuel in the near future.
To kick off the event, NGVAmerica President Matt Godlewski presented the annual NGV Achievement Award to Michael Ducker, president and CEO of FedEx Freight, for his company’s leadership in alternative fuel transportation.
“It was an honor for NGVAmerica to be at such an important event to recognize Mike Ducker and FedEx Freight for their commitment to natural gas fueling,” said Matthew Godlewski, President of NGVAmerica. “As we continue to advocate for the industry to legislators in Washington and businesses around the nation, it’s important that we can point to transportation service providers like FedEx Freight as an example of leadership when it comes to reducing GHG emissions.”
FedEx purchased more than 100 CNG powered tractors and contracted Clean Energy to design build and maintain the station. The FedEx Freight facility includes a four-lane, fast-fill station as well as a time-fill station which has six zones and 18 hoses. The fueling station is estimated to dispense approximately 2.5 million GGEs per year, and uses Clean Energy’s new CleanCNG compressors.
Godlewski was joined by other leaders of the NGV industry at the new FedEx Freight Oklahoma City Service Center ribbon-cutting, including Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, FedEx chairman and CEO Fred Smith, Clean Energy co-founder Boone Pickens, and Clean Energy president and CEO Andrew Littlefair, as well as many other federal, state and local and industry officials.