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News Archive - March 2015

Clean Energy CNG at Orlando Airport
March 12th, 2015 - Clean Energy Fuels opened its newest public access compressed natural gas fueling station at Florida’s Orlando International Airport. It’s open 24/7 “and can accommodate a variety of natural gas vehicles ranging in size from passenger cars and airport support vehicles to heavy-duty trucks.” “With over 57 million tourists annually, Orlando is one of the most important tourist destinations in the United States,” Clean Energy VP Mark Riley said in a release. “There is a tremendous opportunity to utilize natural gas in transportation to cut emissions, improving air quality throughout the region,” he said. READ MORE >

Waste Management of Southern California Opens New CNG Station
March 18th, 2015 - Waste Management of Southern California has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Chino. The public fueling station will refuel the company's local fleet and sell CNG to commercial fleets and retail consumers with CNG-equipped vehicles. The company now operates 24 CNG trucks in Chino and plans to replace the few remaining diesel trucks later this year, making its entire fleet serving in the city 100% CNG-powered. READ MORE >

Ryder Opens Southeast California Facility
March 19th, 2015 - Ryder System announced the grand opening of a new maintenance facility in California. The facility, located in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., is positioned inside one of the gateway cities of southeast Los Angeles County and provides commercial natural gas and diesel vehicle maintenance for Ryder full service lease and rental customers, mobile maintenance, and a 20-minute rental service guarantee, according to Ryder. The company has engineered the facility to meet the compliance standards to provide natural gas vehicle maintenance, citing the growth of natural gas vehicles in the region. READ MORE >

Quantum Nets Follow-On Order for CNG System from Dillon Transport
March 24th, 2015 - Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. says it has received another follow-on order for its Q-CabLITE compressed natural gas (CNG) storage system from heavy-duty hauler Dillon Transport. "Dillon Transport continues to take advantage of our Q-CabLITE natural gas storage systems and provide forward-thinking, innovative and immediate fleet solutions to the industry," says Brian Olson, president and CEO of Quantum. "It's rewarding to receive follow-on orders and deliver solutions into the market to support the needs of transportation companies that want to drive change within the industry.” READ MORE >

Natural Gas Continues To Replace Coal: 'Bridge' Fuel To Lower-Carbon Energy
March 25th, 2015 - It's a simple fact that electric cars get cleaner when the electricity grids used to power them do. And, indeed, those grids are growing less dirty each year in the United States. The amount of U.S. electricity generated from coal has dropped significantly over the past few years--and that fuel has largely been replaced by lower-emission natural gas.That, along with a drop in electricity demand during the years of the "Great Recession," is having a positive impact on U.S. grid carbon emissions, according to a new Breakthrough Institute report. Natural gas is proving attractive to utilities, and could possibly wean them off coal as renewable sources continue to develop. READ MORE >

Clean Energy CNG for Dean Foods
March 25th, 2015 - Clean Energy Fuels said at Fleets and Fuels presstime that it will build a compressed natural gas fueling station in Houston for Dean Foods for start-up in the second half of 2015. “Over the next several months, Dean Foods will introduce 57 CNG Freightliner M2-112 straight trucks and seven Freightliner Cascadia over-the-road tractors,” Clean Energy says. READ MORE >

Railroad Commissioner Rallies for Natural Gas
March 26th, 2015 - A Texas oil and gas regulator is taking a leading role in promoting new uses for natural gas. “It’s abundant, it’s clean, it’s affordable,” Railroad Commissioner David Porter said Thursday in an interview. The Republican kicked off his “2015 Natural Gas Initiative” with a half-day gathering of lawmakers and industry leaders at the Railroad Commission’s office to discuss ways to utilize the fuel, whose low price has benefited some power generators but bedeviled operators and other energy companies that bet big on it years ago. READ MORE >

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