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Clean Energy successfully built 70 new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations in 2012 in 33 states as part of the first stage. Many of the LNG stations, meant to support long-haul, heavy-duty goods movement along interstate highway corridors, are co-located with truck stop operator Pilot Flying J.
According to Clean Energy, it expects to build an additional 70 to 80 LNG stations in 2013, which would cover all 48 states in the continental United States.
“We have created America’s Natural Gas Highway to support the growing number of long-haul truckers and shippers who are deploying factory-built, heavy-duty trucks powered by natural gas fuel," said Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy. "LNG-fueled trucks can now travel the country and reap the benefits of fuel cost savings, reduced dependence on foreign oil, and the lower emissions profile that characterizes this abundant American resource.”
Clean Energy also created an iPhone station locator application (app) to support its current LNG stations network.
Currently, the Natural Gas Highway links all southern states except Florida. In the northern part of the country, most states in the upper Midwest are yet to be linked. In addition, all Northeastern states are yet to be linked.
Clean Energy is a large provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America. It has operations in compressed natural gas (CNG) and LNG vehicle fueling and construction, as well as operation of natural gas fueling stations.