Clean Energy Fuels Corp. said it opened a public liquefied natural-gas fueling station in El Paso, Texas, on June 17 that would enable LNG trucks to drive from Los Angeles to Houston on Interstate 10.
The station is part of the company’s “America’s Natural Gas Highway” investment plan to seed the nation with LNG stations so as to make possible freight transportation with LNG-powered heavy-duty tractors.
In order to remain a liquid, natural gas must be stored at minus 260 degrees Fahrenheit. Natural gas also can be sold as truck fuel when compressed to 3,600 pounds per square inch. Clean Energy has said it sees LNG as preferable for longhaul, heavy-duty trucking, whereas CNG is better suited for vehicles operating in a metropolitan area.
The company also said in its June 17 statement that Chavez Trucking has signed a multiyear agreement to act as an anchor tenant for a West Sacramento, California, LNG Station.