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September 2, 2016 9:30 AM, EDT

Clean Energy Expands Customer Base

Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Mark W. Clemons Trucking, a U.S. Postal Service carrier, has named Clean Energy Corp. its preferred provider for compressed natural gas fueling services in Arizona and California.

Clemons, based in Twentynine Palms, California, has a CNG fleet of eight heavy-duty trucks and three Class 7 box trucks. It is expected to consume about 120,000 gasoline gallon-equivalents per year.

Clean Energy, based in Newport Beach, California, also reported a series of contracts with transit agencies and refuse haulers.

In addition to these projects, Clean Energy announced it secured $1.2 million in grant funding for seven customers in the refuse, transit and trucking industries. The grants, awarded by four different states, provide funding for a total of 53 natural gas vehicles, including CNG heavy-duty trucks for Chicago-based Testa Produce.

Clean Energy also said it supported the passage of two recent climate-change bills in California. Senate Bill 32 and Assembly Bill 197 will require the state to cut greenhouse-gas levels to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. Both are expected to be signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.