July 30, 2008
Clean Energy Receives LNG Supply Contract Extension From Sacramento
California-based Clean Energy Fuels has been awarded a one-year liquefied natural gas supply contract renewal with an option for up to two additional years to provide fuel for the City and County of Sacramento's growing fleet of natural gas-powered refuse trucks.
Clean Energy has been supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel under contract to Sacramento's municipal refuse agencies since 2005. Yearly LNG fuel requirements are projected to top one million gallons over the course of the initial contract term.
Serving local residential and business communities in unincorporated areas, Sacramento County currently operates 105 LNG refuse trucks, and has announced plans to add 19 more LNG trucks over the next year. The City of Sacramento's solid waste collection and recycling fleet now includes 61 LNG trucks, with 35 more expected to be deployed within two years.
James Harger, Clean Energy's senior vice president, said: "We understand that reliable fuel supply is a critical factor for refuse agencies and the people they serve, and we have worked successfully in Sacramento to achieve this goal."