Clean Energy Opens Two LNG Highway Stations

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. said it has begun fueling UPS Inc.’s liquefied natural gas heavy-duty truck fleet at its America’s Natural Gas Highway stations in Amarillo, Texas, and Oklahoma City.

UPS has deployed six heavy-duty LNG trucks, which are fueling at Clean Energy’s Oklahoma City station. Four more trucks are expected to begin fueling there within weeks, Clean Energy said April 1.

The tractors will consume about 300,000 diesel gallon equivalents of LNG a year, which represent a greenhouse-gas reduction of about 518 metric tons per year.

Its Amarillo station has also opened and is fueling 10 LNG trucks under its previously announced bulk-fueling agreement with UPS.

UPS said last October that it would spend $50 million to build nine LNG fueling stations, bringing the company’s total to 13, with the facilities due to be online by the end of 2014.

Clean Energy also said its customers were also awarded grant funds by Pennsylvania for natural-gas infrastructure development and heavy-duty natural-gas vehicle conversions, and that it has begun production and sales of its Redeem biomethane fuel at its Memphis, Tenn., production facility.