BC Transit, which provides public transit services to dozens of British Columbia communities located outside Metro Vancouver, has once again contracted with Clean Energy to design, build and maintain a CNG station in Langford. This agreement includes upgrading the existing Langford garage and fueling island to make them CNG-compatible. This station will initially fuel approximately 60 CNG buses with an ultimate capacity of 120 buses with a minimum of 8 million gallons dispensed over the life of the 13-year contract.
Long-time partner, Translink – Coast Mountain Bus, located in Metro Vancouver, has also signed a new multi-year maintenance agreement with Clean Energy for its CNG stations located in Port Coquitlam, Richmond and Surrey. As part of the agreement Clean Energy will be replacing two old and smaller compressors with a new higher capacity Clean Energy compressor, installing a new larger dryer and providing PLC upgrades at Port Coquitlam. Approximately 25 million gallons will be dispensed over 10 years.
“Clean Energy is very proud to continue our partnership with Translink – Coast Mountain Bus and looks forward to working with them as they continue to add to their fleet of approximately 300 clean burning natural gas buses located at their three stations,” said Chad Lindholm, vice president, Clean Energy Fuels.
Moreover, the city of London, Ontario is transitioning a fleet of 37 refuse trucks to CNG at the rate of 10 vehicles per year over the next few years. The trucks will fuel at the Clean Energy retail station at the London Pilot Flying J station, consuming an anticipated 51,000 gallons per year.
Clean Energy also renewed its CNG station maintenance agreements with transit agencies for the Cities of Medicine Hat and Red Deer, Alberta.
Source: Clean Energy Fuels