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Clean Energy inks deal to build station in Dallas

The company secured the contract with Dillon Transport to fuel its LNG-powered tanker trucks.

BY BRANDON RUSSELLPublished: March 21, 2011 10:11 AM

Seal Beach-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed a deal with Dillon Transport to build a liquefied- and compressed-natural-gas fueling station in Dallas.

The station will help facilitate Dillon Transport’s expanding fleet of clean-burning, LNG-powered tanker trucks and is planned to open later this year.

“With the availability of new class-8, 2010 EPA-compliant natural-gas trucks from several major manufacturers, regional and national trucking operators are transitioning their fleets to natural gas to add fuel diversity, curtail harmful emissions and reduce dependence on imported oil,” said James Harger, Clean Energy’s chief marketing officer.

The new Dallas fueling station will support Dillon LNG trucks as they deliver raw materials to the Owens Corning shingle production plant in Irving, Texas.

“We are involved in this project because LNG is cleaner, cheaper and domestic,” said Jeff Dillon, president of Dillon Transport. “This benefits every U.S. citizen in the form of environmental stewardship, national security and job creation. The new station is supported by private enterprise without government funding. We are proud to be a leader in the use of LNG as a transportation fuel, and without our partners, Owens Corning and Clean Energy, this innovative venture would not have been possible. Change of this magnitude is challenging, but I feel that the benefits can be profound,”

Dillon Transport is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership. Its temperature-sensitive tanker truck fleets operate throughout the U.S and Canada.

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