Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed a 10-year agreement with Green Energy Oilfield Services, a Texas-based truck transport supplier, to construct and maintain a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling station at Green Energy’s headquarters in Fairfield, Texas.
The Clean Energy LNG station will fuel Green Energy’s new crew of 60 LNG-powered heavy-duty Peterbilt trucks, which will help Green Energy’s oil-production customers within a 100-mile radius of Fairfield. The trucks are projected to use approximately 1.2 million gallons of LNG annually.
Construction of the new Green Energy Fairfield LNG station will start this August, and the facility will be completed by the end of the year. Green Energy plans to create future sites for additional LNG truck-fueling stations in three other petroleum-producing areas in Texas.
Roger Nevill, president and COO of Green Energy, said, “Together with many of our oil-field services customers, we are anxious to secure the cost-savings and clean-air benefits offered by natural gas. Another important goal for us is helping reduce America’s need for foreign oil imports, and [having] natural gas fuel sourced domestically.”
Currently assessed at $1.50 or more per gallon lower than diesel (depending on local markets), natural gas fuel substantially reduces costs for vehicle and fleet owners, and lowers greenhouse gas emissions up to 23 percent in medium- to heavy-duty vehicles. Furthermore, natural gas is a dependable North American energy source; 98 percent of it is produced and consumed in the U.S. and Canada.
James Harger, Clean Energy’s chief marketing officer, said, “With the availability of new class-8, 2010 EPA-compliant natural gas trucks from several major manufacturers, regional and national trucking operators are deploying natural gas fleets in increasing numbers. Their goals include conserving costs, adding fuel diversity, curtailing harmful emissions and reducing America’s dependence on imported oil.”
Clean Energy is the largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, with more than 250 locations across the United States and Canada.
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