Photo: Clean Energy Fuels

Photo: Clean Energy Fuels

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced it will design, build, and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). The deal, valued at $8.1 million, will also include facility modifications to accommodate the conversion of JTA’s buses from diesel to CNG.

Clean Energy also reported 5,510 additional natural gas vehicles began fueling throughout Clean Energy’s nationwide network year-to-date in 2014, which is a 23 percent increase in vehicles fueled compared to the same period in 2013.

According to Clean Energy, to support JTA’s fleet conversion to cleaner-burning natural gas buses, Clean Energy will design, build, and maintain a CNG station to support JTA’s conversion of 100 buses from diesel to CNG. Construction is scheduled to be completed in late 2015.

JTA anticipates saving approximately $5.7 million over the life of the agreement by switching to natural gas fuel.