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CNG Stations Coming to Texas & Las Vegas Airports

January 12, 2010

SEAL BEACH, CA --- Parking shuttle and ground transportation operators at major international airports in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Las Vegas have contracted with Clean Energy Fuels to design, build and maintain three new airport-adjacent CNG fueling stations. 

The new public-access CNG stations, built on operator-owned properties, will support the transition of airport shuttle fleets to run on natural gas fuel. 

"Aware of high concentrations of harmful emissions in and around airports, and concerned about reducing dependence on foreign oil, airports and their allied services are increasingly adopting alternative-fuel policies for their ground transportation vehicles," said James Harger, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of Clean Energy. "In most cases, they opt to transition their fleets to vehicles powered by clean-burning natural gas." 

Harger said that natural gas fuel produces up to 30 percent less greenhouse gas emissions in light-duty vehicles compared to gasoline and up to 23 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions in medium to heavy-duty applications compared to diesel. 

Department of Energy reports estimated that 98 percent of the natural gas consumed in the U.S. is sourced in the U.S. and Canada. 

The Parking Spot (TPS), a leading off-airport parking service provider, has awarded Clean Energy a contract to build and maintain CNG fueling stations at TPS-owned sites adjacent to Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston International Airports. 

"At every airport we serve, we are committed to helping protect the environment by reducing emission impacts from the operation of our parking shuttle vans," said Kevin Shrier, TPS vice president of acquisitions and operations. "To this end, we have opted to begin replacing our diesel and gasoline-powered shuttles with clean-burning natural gas models, and have contracted with Clean Energy for CNG station construction and operation on several of our properties at major airports around the country." 

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