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October 7, 2014 10:35 AM, EDT

Clean Energy to Open Three Nat-Gas Stations as Dillon Transport Converts Fleet

Dillon Transport

Clean Energy said it expects to open three public natural-gas stations as Dillon Transport continues to convert its fleet to natural gas-powered trucks.

Dillon signed a multiyear fueling agreement with Clean Energy for about 2.5 million diesel gallon equivalents of compressed natural gas a year. To meet the increased sales, Clean Energy plans to open stations in Houston, Midland, Texas and West Atlanta.

More than 200 trucks in Dillon’s fleet of 500 are fueling with natural gas through Clean Energy’s network, including a station on the trucking company’s property in Dallas.

“The successful operation of our Dallas Clean Energy station and our current natural-gas fleet operations have proven a lower total cost per mile than our diesel fleet,” Dillon Transport President Jeff Dillon said in a statement.

“Converting the rest of our fleet with Clean Energy as our preferred fuel provider is an extension of our successful natural gas-fueling track record,” he said.

“Dillon’s early leadership in heavy-duty natural gas-truck fueling helped pave the way for numerous other heavy-duty fleets to make the switch to natural gas fuel in Texas and beyond,” Clean Energy Chief Marketing Officer James Harger said in a statement.