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Clean Energy Expands Natural Gas Fueling Options in Texas

November 13, 2013

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced multi-year fueling agreements with both UPS and Central Freight Lines.

Clean Energy will supply liquefied natural gas to two private UPS stations located in Mesquite and Houston, Texas.  Under a separate agreement with UPS, Clean Energy will open three of its America’s Natural Gas Highway stations located in Amarillo, Mesquite and San Antonio, Texas, to support UPS’ over-the-road fleet. 

Clean Energy will open its South Ft. Worth America’s Natural Gas Highway station to support its new contract to fuel Central Freight Lines fleet of 114 heavy-duty compressed natural gas truck, and anticipates generating increased fuel volumes at its Dallas Love, Dallas Irving Blvd. and San Antonio, Texas, stations.

Comments

  1. 1. Big. Yellower [ November 14, 2013 @ 04:12AM ]

    I don't have a problem with Brown (UPS) being more green. It's there choice. My problem is that FJ/Pilot have built several LNG fill stations and remove over 30-50 parking spaces at each truckstop that have them. The only carrier whom uses them is Brown.. So what happens when the 1st LNG tractor explodes and levels a city block and kills a dozen or more people .. Being green is acceptable only if it doesn't put the population at higher risk of death on the hiways.. LNG is more dangerous than Diesel .. It's not practical for operations over 600 miles round trip . Just like a hybrid semi is great concept . It's just not practical for OTR operations ..
    A hybrid rig would weight somewhere around 30,000-40,000 lbs . If you wanted a big rig Prius ..

  2. 2. ChemEng [ November 14, 2013 @ 06:40PM ]

    All fuels - diesel or LNG present risks and dangers that need to be managed carefully to avoid harm to people, property, or the environment. However Big.Yellower is not correct in suggesting an LNG tractor will "explode" on its own or that LNG is more dangerous than diesel. Diesel contains much more energy per unit of volume than LNG; and has a lower auto-ignition temperature so in many situations actually represents a greater risk. The health risks of diesel fuel / diesel exhaust contaminants is also well-documented; if we're going to consider death toll, these tragedies also need to be considered.

 

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