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Clean Energy Fuels Expands Fleet Contracts

| February 8, 2017

Clean Energy Fuels has announced that it has signed a fueling agreement with Mountain Valley Express, an express shipping company based out of Manteca, California, that has purchased nine Heavy-Duty trucks equipped with the new CWI 9L ISL G Zero NOx natural gas engine.

The fueling agreement will allow Mountain Valley to use Clean Energy’s Redeem™ brand of renewable natural gas (RNG) vehicle fuel for the new trucks. These advanced engines reduce smog forming NOx emissions by 90% over the current EPA standard, and when combined with Redeem™, have 70% less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than diesel trucks.

“At Mountain Valley Express our motto is “Go Green”, and I can think of no better way to demonstrate our commitment to the environment and reducing our footprint, than by having these trucks use Redeem™,” said James Scott Blevins, President and CEO of MVE.

With a NOx emissions level of .02g/bhp-hr, the California Air Resources Board has defined this zero emissions level as equivalent to a 100% battery truck using electricity from a modern combined cycle natural gas power plant. Beginning in 2018, CWI will begin producing a 12-Liter version of the engine.

“Thanks to technology advancements and the use of renewable natural gas, the transportation industry has come a long way in reducing the amount of NOx and GHGs that are emitted,” said Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy.

In addition to new fuel agreements, Clean Energy has been contracted to construct multiple fueling stations in early-2017. Some of these include:

Clean Energy was contracted to design and build a CNG fueling station in Grand Junction, Colorado for Mesa County, Colorado and Grand Valley Transit. The station is expected to fuel up to 30 CNG transit buses, 21 refuse and street sweeping trucks and be open 24/7 for the public. The station is anticipated to dispense approximately 530,000 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) per year and is scheduled to open mid-summer 2017.

Clean Energy has been awarded a design and build contract by Schwarz Ready Mix for a station located in Edmond, Oklahoma. The site, expected to dispense an estimated 300,000 GGEs per year, is the second station Clean Energy has built for Schwarz. The first station is located in Oklahoma City and was completed in 2015.

In addition to these construction projects, Clean Energy announced the following agreements in the Trucking, Transit and Refuse sectors:

Trucking

  • SuperValu, a grocery industry leader with over 35,000 employees and 3,420 stores throughout the United States, has signed a fueling agreement with Clean Energy to use its network of stations in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, New York and Maryland. The grocer, which operates a fleet of CNG trucks throughout their network, is expected to use up to 100,000 GGEs of natural gas per year.
  • Castan Inc., a drayage truck operator based out of Edgewood, WA which operates in the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, has signed a fueling contract with Clean Energy to fuel out of its Fife, Washington station. The station consists of two LNG fast-fill pumps, and is open to the public 24/7. Castan Inc., is expecting to be operating with 100% LNG trucks by the end of 2017.
  • Clean Energy and Shipley Energy announced the opening of the first natural gas fueling station in York County, Pennsylvania. The station, located at the Pacific Pride fueling station at 714 Loucks Mill Road in York, PA is open 24/7 and is available to the public. The station was designed and built by Clean Energy, and will utilize quick-fill CNG dispensers to service fleets like Shipley Energy and Bimbo Bakeries, who combined are expected to use an estimated 210,000 GGEs per year.

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