Truck Stops Going Green

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(Central Valley Business Times © 10/05/2010 )
October 5, 2010 5:00 AM

More than 500 truck stops across the country, including the Central Valley, will offer natural gas filling stations for trucks thanks to a deal announced Tuesday between Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) of Seal Beach and Pilot Travel Centers LLC of Knoxville, Tenn., which runs Flying J truck stops.

Clean Energy will build, own and operate public access, compressed and liquefied natural gas (CNG/LNG) fueling facilities.

While Pilot Flying J operates over 550 truck travel centers in 43 states and six Canadian provinces, the initial rollout is expected to include only agreed-upon truck centers. The exact number and locations were not revealed by either firm.

“This is the critical link for Clean Energy to be able to roll out natural gas truck fueling services across the nation,” says Andrew Littlefair, Clean Energy president and CEO. “With the availability... Continue to read more.