To meet the growing demand for maintenance facilities which service new and expanding natural gas fleets, Clean Energy Fuels Corp., announced the creation of a Facilities Modification Services business unit which will offer a range of solutions ranging from basic consulting and design, to turn-key modification projects.
Tim Newman, currently Clean Energy’s director of grants, has been appointed general manager of the new unit. The group will work with long-haul trucking companies, municipalities, refuse haulers, taxi and other fleet vehicle operators to ensure their maintenance facilities are code-compliant and are able to maximize the cost savings and environmental benefits of fueling with natural gas.
Natural gas fuel costs up to $1.50 less per gasoline-gallon equivalent than gasoline or diesel based on current market conditions. The use of natural gas fuel not only reduces operating costs for vehicles, but also reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 30% in light-duty vehicles and up to 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, making natural gas a secure North American energy choice.