AT&T has been a leader in CNG innovation and application throughout the United States, investing $565 million into cleaner alternative fuels since 2009 and expanding the fleet every year. At the time, the move represented the single largest investment in CNG by a U.S. corporation, signaling a shift towards cleaner-burning forms of transportation.
Building a strong infrastructure through the purchase of sustainable vehicles allowed AT&T to construct an economically and environmentally friendly fleet to maintain field operations. The company has plans to reach 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles on the road by the end of this year.
“With one of the largest corporate fleets in the country, it makes sense for our business and our communities that we constantly seek ways to reduce fuel costs and minimize environmental impact,” said Jerome Webber, Vice President, Global Fleet and Transportation Management at AT&T.
AT&T has been partnering with Freedom CNG since 2012 for fueling 300 CNG trucks and vans operating in Houston-Metro area. AT&T currently uses all three of Freedom’s Houston area fueling sites and others to ensure total coverage of the fourth largest city in the US.
The telecommunications leader averages 133,000 gallons of CNG annually from Freedom’s three Houston stations, reducing NOx emissions by an average of 119 tons per year. AT&T joins METRO and Houston Distributing Company as environmental leaders in the Houston area while reducing fuel costs.
Source: Freedom CNG