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Clean Energy Fuels partners with Waste Pro USA

The partnership extends the natural gas fuel firm’s presence to Florida

by Kirsti CorreaPublished: April 19, 2012 01:30 PM

Seal Beach-based Clean Energy Fuels has signed a contract with Waste Pro USA, the major Southeast U.S. solid waste collection, recycling and disposal company, to support the local firm’s $100 million investment in compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel.

The investment includes transitioning its fleet of heavy-duty waste collection and recycling trucks from diesel fuel to CNG fuel, as well as the construction of a natural gas fueling facility by Clean Energy.

Clean Energy will build, operate and maintain a new CNG fueling station on Waste Pro Property in Fort Pierce, Florida.

“This move will reduce emissions in our operating footprint and potentially provide fueling stations for the cities and counties we serve,” said Waste Pro CEO John J. Jennings.

The station expects to open the beginning of July with plans to deploy 150 trucks to serve residential and commercial customers during Phase One of the transition.

“We are pleased to partner with Waste Pro to support its new fleet commitment to natural gas-powered trucks to add fuel diversity, curtail harmful emissions and dependence on foreign oil,” said Clean Energy Vice President Raymond P. Burke. “We congratulate Waste Pro for its exemplary leadership efforts in the Southeast U.S. region.”

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