One of the new facilities, in El Paso, is located on the Interstate 10 highway between Los Angeles and Houston and will enable heavy-duty LNG truck fueling along this transcontinental corridor. Under a previously-announced fueling agreement, trucking company EJ Madison hauling for Cardinal Health will fuel at the newly-opened America’s Natural Gas Highway station.
“The I-10 from LA to Houston is another link in America’s goods-movement infrastructure now fueling with natural gas. One corridor at a time, our nationwide network is opening and changing how America moves,” said Clean Energy’s president and CEO, Andrew J. Littlefair.
Clean Energy has also signed a fueling agreement with Chavez Trucking to support its fleet by opening an LNG station in West Sacramento, California. Chavez is scheduled to deploy 15 heavy-duty LNG trucks to haul bulk aggregate materials such as road-building and construction materials. Once fully-deployed this fleet is forecasted to consume approximately 210,000 DGEs of LNG annually, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 363 metric tons annually.
“For the last 25 years we have been committed to delivering the best service to our customers. Introducing LNG tractors into our fleet will allow us to continue this tradition of service by using a cleaner and more economic fuel which meets our fleet’s demanding weight and range requirements,” said Adam Chavez, general manager of Chavez Trucking.
Source: Clean Energy Fuels