Clean Energy Fuels Corp announced during the American Trucking Association Management Conference and Exhibition a multi-year fueling agreement to further support Dillon Transport’s ongoing transition to natural gas-fueled trucks and fueling facilities. The ATA annual conference was held October 4-7 in San Diego CA.
Clean Energy is scheduled to supply Dillon’s growing fleet with approximately 2.5 million additional DGEs of CNG annually and expects to open three additional public truck-friendly natural gas stations in Houston TX, Midland TX, and West Atlanta GA over the remainder of the year to accommodate the increased fuel sales.
“Clean Energy is privileged to expand our five year relationship with Dillon to help enable this fleet’s transition to natural gas,” said James Harger, chief marketing officer of Clean Energy. “Dillon’s early leadership in heavy-duty natural gas truck fueling helped pave the way for numerous other heavy-duty fleets to make the switch to natural gas fuel in Texas and beyond. These new trucks will consume an estimated 2.5 million gallons of fuel per year.”
With this announcement, more than 200 of Dillon’s 500-truck fleet will fuel with natural gas throughout Clean Energy’s public-access network in Texas and Georgia. This network includes a natural gas station on Dillon’s property in Dallas TX, built and operated by Clean Energy. Dillon Transport regularly takes delivery of additional heavy-duty CNG trucks as it phases out its remaining diesel trucks.
“The successful operation of our Dallas Clean Energy station and our current natural gas fleet operations have proven a lower total cost-per-mile than our diesel fleet,” said Jeff Dillon, president of Dillon Transport. “Converting the rest of our fleet with Clean Energy as our preferred fuel provider is an extension of our successful natural gas fueling track record.”
The Midland station is located adjacent to a Pilot Flying J Travel Center and will feature two compressed natural gas lanes and two liquefied natural gas lanes. The Houston and West Atlanta stations will each have two CNG lanes.