The provider of natural gas for vehicles today announced plans to double the CNG station capacity at Saddle Creek Transportation’s site in Lakeland, Fla., with two additional 300-Horsepower compressors and 55 additional new time-fill fueling points.
Saddle Creek plans to add 25 heavy-duty CNG Freightliner 12-Liter Cascadia tractors to its existing fleet of 150 to meet increased customer demand for natural gas powered logistics. The additional vehicles are forecasted to consume approximately 400,000 DGEs of CNG annually and are scheduled to be deployed in October 2014 once the station capacity has been increased.
Clean Energy will continue to operate and maintain the station, which it initially built for Saddle Creek in 2011.
Michael DelBovo, president, Saddle Creek Transportation, stated: “Our natural gas trucks—now on their fifth-generation—are an integral part of our logistics offering. Our fleet currently has over 24 million miles using natural gas. Our customers recognize the importance of sustainability in their supply chain and the value in moving goods with natural gas. We are expanding our fueling capacity to meet this rising demand.”
Additionally, under previously-announced fueling agreements, Raven Transport has begun fueling at the Walton, Ky., station, and NFI hauling for Lowe’s has begun fueling at the Sulphur Springs, Texas, station.
Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.