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News Archive - June 2009

Clean Energy Opens World's Largest LNG/CNG Truck Fueling Station At Long Beach/Los Angeles Ports Complex to Support Clean Air Goals
June 30, 2009 - The world's largest natural gas truck fueling station, designed and built by Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE), is now open for business on a 2.9-acre site adjacent to the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The new public access station, configured to fuel trucks on a 24/7 basis, features two 25,000-gallon liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks, six LNG dispensers, and two compressed natural gas (CNG) dispensers. The Clean Energy station is located on property leased from the Port of Long Beach at Anaheim and I streets. It is specifically designed to support the goals of the San Pedro Bay Ports' Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) and Clean Truck programs. For more information, please click here.

Inhofe-Pryor Seek Increased Use of Natural Gas and Propane Vehicles
June 26, 2009 - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, joined Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) today to introduce bi-partisan legislation that seeks to increase the production and sale of natural gas and propane vehicles and develop natural gas and propane vehicle infrastructure across the country. The Fueling America Act of 2009 would help reduce the burden of fuel costs for consumers, encourage the development of more environmentally-friendly sources of energy, reduce America's dependence on foreign oil, and strengthen the economy in regions rich in natural gas. For more information, please click here.

Inaugural National Biomethane Summit Hosted by CNGVP a Tremendous Success
June 23, 2009 - The National Biomethane Summit far exceeded initial expectations in Sacramento on Tuesday with a cast of participants representing all sectors in this burgeoning industry. The day’s programming featured not only top-level speakers from throughout the United States, but an international delegation assembled as well to share experiences and best practices from throughout Europe. Session rooms were filled to capacity throughout the day, confirming strong interest in the topic and the premise that the time for development of this promising fuel for transportation has certainly come. For more information, please click here.

Report of Abundant U.S. Supplies Rattles Energy Debate
June 19, 2009 - The release of a major new study today that boosts estimates of U.S. natural gas resources is shaking debates over the use and regulation of a fuel that could help slow global warming but could create other environmental concerns. The report by the Potential Gas Committee, a nonprofit group that provides closely watched analyses of U.S. resources, shows a 35 percent jump in domestic gas estimates. For more information, please click here.

API, Unions Will Lobby for Expanded Domestic Production
June 17, 2009 - The American Petroleum Institute and 15 labor unions launched a committee today to lobby for expanded domestic oil and natural gas production. "The ultimate goal of this partnership is to secure more and better-paying jobs in the domestic oil and gas industry," API President Jack Gerard said during a conference call with union leaders. The Oil and Natural Gas Industry Labor-Management Committee has eight trustees -- four from oil and gas companies and four from organized labor -- and plans to target legislation in Congress that would limit access to domestic fossil fuels as well as tax policies that would discourage domestic investments, Gerard explained. For more information, please click here.

Freightliner M2 Rollout Begins with CWI ISL G Natural Gas Engine; Daimler anticipates entire natural gas offering will be available by end 2010
June 12, 2009 - First announced in October 2008, Daimler Trucks North America has now commenced its rollout of the Freightliner Business Class® M2 112 truck with the Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) ISL G natural gas engine. According to CWI, the truck will be offered in a total of six LNG and CNG tractor/truck configurations. The rollout began with a liquified natural gas (LNG) tractor for port and regional haul applications. The Cummins Westport ISL G, an 8.9 litre stoichiometric cooled-exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) engine, meets 2010 EPA emissions today, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and offers top-level performance and efficiency. Later in 2009, a compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the tractor is expected to be offered, followed by CNG single axle tractor, 4X2 and 6X2 truck, and vocational configurations. It is expected that the entire natural gas offering will be available by the end of 2010. For more information about Freightliner's trucks, please click here.

Mack Trucks, Inc. Brings Natural Gas Power To Refuse Applications
June 12, 2009 - Mack Trucks, Inc. has released the MACK® TerraPro™ Low Entry model refuse truck with heavy-duty natural gas engines supplied by Cummins Westport, Inc. (CWI). The truck was launched by Mack during WasteExpo 2009, in response to the growing need for low-emission alternative fuel vehicles. The TerraPro Cabover model will be available later. The 9-liter Cummins Westport ISL G is rated at 320 hp, can use compressed (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG), and has a three-way catalytic converter to meet EPA'10 emissions standards. Mack reports that Groot Industries, Inc., a major waste hauler in the Midwest, has already placed an order for the TerraPro with ISL G engines. The 20 units will run on CNG and are scheduled to go into service in the Chicago area by the end of the year. For more information, please click here.

ISL G Natural Gas Engine Sales Lead the Way
June 8, 2009 - Westport Innovations Inc. has a good story to tell at the end of the Fiscal Year ended 31 March 2009 (FY2009), indicative of the strengthening interest in alternative fuel technology and transport worldwide, and in particular, in heavy duty CNG/LNG engines like the ISL G. For more information, please click here.

ZeitEnergy Awarded CNG Maintenance Contract from City of Los Angeles
June 8, 2009 - ZeitEnergy, LLC., a provider of CNG fueling solutions in Texas and nationwide, has successfully bid to provide the City of Los Angeles Water Department with station maintenance services at the Department's 3 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations located in Los Angeles, Van Nuys and Sun Valley. The award was the culmination of a bid process that began in April 2009 and work is scheduled to begin in June 2009.

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