significantly increased its fueling station project completions during 2011 to help support the growing demand for natural gas vehicle fueling.
An LNG truck fueling station in Baytown, Texas. (Photo by Clean Energy)
In 2011, there were 68 fueling station projects completed in 16 states. Most were compressed natural gas, or GNC, but the number includes five LNG (liquefied natural gas) truck fueling stations.
The breakdown of the 2011 completed projects is as follows:
-7 stations serving transit
-18 serving refuse
-28 serving airport/shuttle/taxi operations
-15 locations supporting the needs of local and regional trucking and small fleets
Clean Energy increased the yearly number of station project completions by 50% compared to 2010.
During the second half of 2011, investments
in Clean Energy totaled $450 million. This went largely to fund fuel station development, particularly LNG truck fueling stations along American's Natural Gas Highway, a national network Clean Energy is developing that includes 150 LNG truck fueling stations along major U.S. freight trucking corridors.
As natural gas becomes more available through an increasing number of LNG truck fueling stations, it is becoming more attractive because of its lower price, its reduced greenhouse gas emissions and its domestic production.