October 06, 2010
To support the growing demand for natural gas-fueled trucking in the United States, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed an agreement with Pilot Travel Centers LLC to build, own and operate public access, compressed and liquefied natural gas (CNG/LNG) fueling facilities at agreed-upon Pilot Flying J truck travel centers nationwide.
Pilot Flying J operates over 550 truck travel centers in 43 states and six Canadian provinces. It is the largest truck-fueling operator in the country.
“Pilot Flying J is the clear leader in the truck stop and travel center industry. They have the best team and the best stations, and we are eager to begin our partnership with them. This is the critical link for Clean Energy to be able to roll out natural gas truck fueling services across the nation,” said Andrew J. Littlefair, Clean Energy President and CEO.
“With the availability of new, class-8, 2010 EPA-compliant natural gas trucks from several major manufacturers,” noted Mr. Littlefair, “major regional and national trucking operators are considering the move to natural gas for their fleets to add fuel diversity, lower emissions and reduce dependence on imported oil. Partnering with Pilot Flying J will not only allow us to help meet the demand from these fleets, but will also enable us to begin creating a nationwide goods movement corridor for natural gas trucks.”
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