December 06, 2012
With the completion of its LNG truck fueling station in Matthews, Mo., this month, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. concludes the first stage of what it's calling America's Natural Gas Highway, a network of liquefied natural gas truck fueling stations to support long-haul, heavy-duty goods movement along major interstate corridors throughout the United States. By the end of 2012, Clean Energy will have completed 70 new LNG truck fuel stations along highways that link major U.S. metropolitan areas. Many of these stations are located at existing Pilot-Flying J truck stops. In 2013, Clean Energy plans to build 70 to 80 additional LNG fuel stations adjacent to long-haul trucking routes and around major warehouse distribution centers in North America. Major highway segments now completed include, among others, those linking the Southwest Corridor, Los Angeles to Atlanta, The Texas Triangle, Atlanta to Chicago to Texas, and major corridors in the Midwest and Northeast. Clean Energy noted that an iPhone app station locator will be available by the end of the year to complement its web-based locator at http://www.cnglngstations.com. During the Natural Gas Summit, Gov. Bill Graves, president and CEO of the ATA, called the trucking industry's transition to natural gas "historic" and compared it to two other major milestones in the industry -- deregulation and the formation of the ATA. Clean Energy's ANGH stations are in addition to the ongoing CNG station building planned for the company's traditional markets in transit, refuse, airport/taxi/shuttle and local/regional trucking, which activity accounts for 60 station projects in 2012 and is expected to account for approximately the same number in 2013. Currently priced up to $1.50 a gallon lower than gasoline or diesel depending on local markets, the use of natural gas fuel reduces operating costs for vehicles and reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 30% in light-duty vehicles and 23% in medium to heavy-duty vehicles. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that 98% of the natural gas consumed in the U.S. is sourced in the U.S. and Canada.Stations: (You also can use the Clean Energy station locator at http://www.cnglngstations.com/)Birmingham AL Flying JHope Hull (Tyson) AL Flying J Mobile (Theodore) AL Pilot Travel CenterWest Memphis AR Flying JLake Havasu City AZ Pilot Travel CenterPhoenix AZ Flying JWinslow AZ Flying JCarson CA Clean EnergyCoachella (Indio) CA Clean EnergyCommerce CA City of CommerceOtay Mesa CA Flying JLos Angeles CA Ports of LA & Long BeachRiverside CA Riverside Cty Sanitation DistrictTemecula CA Down's TruckstopTulare CA Clean EnergyWhittier CA Los Angeles Cty Sanitation DistrictJacksonville FL Lewis PetroleumMidway (Quincy) FL Flying JAtlanta (Conley) GA Clean EnergyDalton GA Pilot Travel CenterTifton GA Pilot Travel CenterAltoona IA Flying JCaldwell ID Flying JLa Salle IL Flying JPontoon Beach IL Flying JFremont IN Pilot Travel CenterIndianapolis IN Flying JLake Station IN Flying JColby KS Pilot Travel CenterSalina KS Flying JScott (Lafayette) LA Clean EnergyShreveport (Greenwood) LA Flying JNorth East (Elkton) MD Flying JJoplin MO Flying JMatthews MO Flying J*Pearl (Jackson) MS Flying JGraham NC Flying JGretna (Omaha) NE Flying JNorth Platte NE Flying JAlbuquerque NM Flying JLas Vegas NV Clean Energy Lordsburg NM Flying JWells NV Flying JLondon OH Pilot Travel CenterPerrysburg (Lake Township) OH Flying JSeville OH Pilot Travel CenterOklahoma City OK Flying JRoland OK Pilot Travel CenterCentral Point OR Pilot Travel CenterStanfield OR Pilot Travel CenterMill Hall PA Flying JSmithton PA Flying JBlacksburg SC Flying J Latta (Dillon) SC Flying JKnoxville (Watt Rd) TN Flying JLebanon TN Pilot Travel CenterAmarillo TX Pilot Travel CenterBaytown TX Flying JBrookshire TX Flying JDallas TX Clean EnergyEl Paso TX Flying JFort Worth TX Pilot Travel CenterFort Worth TX Clean EnergyHouston TX Flying JLaredo TX Flying JMesquite TX Petro CityMidland TX Midland PetroleumSan Antonio TX Flying JWaco TX Flying JWeatherford TX Pilot Travel CenterBeaver UT Flying JFort Chiswell VA Flying JRuther Glenn (Carmel Church) VA Flying JOak Creek WI Pilot Travel Center*Cheyenne WY Flying JRawlins WY Flying J * Stations anticipated for December 2012 completion.