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May 7, 2015 8:40 PM, EDT

Clean Energy Showcases LCNG Station at Dillon Transport’s Dallas Terminal

Michael G. Malloy/Transport Topics

DALLAS — Clean Energy Fuels Corp. showcased its station that sells both liquefied and compressed natural gas as part of a May 7 tour at the tail end of this week’s ACT Expo.

The station is on the property of bulk and tank carrier Dillon Transport, which has an adjacent terminal and gets natural gas for its trucks at a discount, said Matt Feighner, Clean Energy’s Dallas-based regional vice president of its national truck team.

Dillon also pockets a portion of the proceeds of the fuel sold at the public-access facility, he added. Based in Burr Ridge, Illinois, Dillon is the 19th largest tank/bulk carrier in the United States and Canada, according to the Transport Topics Top 100 listing.

The station, which is not connected with a natural-gas pipeline, makes CNG from LNG via compressors. Such facilities are generally known as LCNG stations.

Feighner told Transport Topics it is roughly a 50-50 split between the two fuels purchased at the station, which is fed three or four times a week by about 6,000 diesel-gallon-equivalent deliveries of LNG.

Besides Dillon, other major fleets in the Dallas area that fuel their LNG and CNG trucks there include FedEx Corp., Frito-Lay and Seaboard Foods, he added.