NG Advantage LLC, based in Milton, Vermont, in partnership with Clean Energy Fuels Corp, (NASDAQ: CLNE) opened its newest natural gas fueling station in Pembroke, NH, which will serve manufacturing facilities and other large, energy-intensive customers who do not have access to the region’s natural gas pipeline. NG Advantage stated customers will be able to replace their facility fuel oil with cleaner, less-expensive North American natural gas. Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene will be one of the first customers of the new facility.
The compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Pembroke is expected to provide a minimum of 10-million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) of CNG per year to NG Advantage and fleet vehicles. The gas will be delivered to NG Advantage customers
by a “virtual pipeline” consisting of a fleet of high-tech tractor trailers. The volume of CNG supplied by this station is forecasted to be approximately double the CNG fuel volume currently
supplied by Clean Energy’s highest-volume CNG station.
“With our extensive experience in natural gas fueling we saw this as an important opportunity to further the use of a cleaner and more cost-efficient fuel in a new market segment for our
business,” said Andrew J. Littlefair, president and chief executive officer of Clean Energy. “Our fueling agreement with NG Advantage is the first of its kind and brings the benefits of natural
gas to energy-intensive companies who didn’t have access to it before.”
As previously announced, NG Advantage and Clean Energy signed a 10-year fueling agreement to help expand NG Advantage’s reach to American manufacturers and other large institutions who do not have access to the nation’s natural gas pipeline.
“We saw a clear opportunity to serve energy-intensive customers such as hospitals, educational institutions and manufacturing facilities with a cleaner and less-expensive fuel,” said Tom Evslin, founder and chief executive officer of NG Advantage. “The competitive advantage natural gas fuel brings to our customers is apparent. Our business is growing, and working with Clean Energy ensures we have the most experienced counterpart at all steps of the natural gas fueling process.”
By using natural gas, NG Advantage’s customers are expected to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by up to 26 percent while cutting fuel costs by over 30 percent as compared to propane or oil alternatives.
“Clean Energy has been instrumental in advancing the use of natural gas in the transportation sector across the country,” said Vicki Quiram, assistant commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. “Their partnership with NG Advantage in Pembroke will provide New Hampshire businesses a choice, allowing them to meet their energy needs more economically and, at the same time, reduce their emissions and their carbon footprint.”
From left to-right are: Vincent Greco – Selectman, Town of Pembroke, Drew Drummond - Business Development Manager, Clean Energy, Mark Riley - VP, Eastern Region, Clean Energy, Jonathan Greene - Legislative Rep from Congresswoman Kuster’s Office , Tom Evslin- Chairman and CEO, NG Advantage , Andrew Littlefair – President and CEO, Clean Energy Fuels , Paul Pezone – VP Clinical & Support Services, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, Vicki Quiram – Assistant Commissioner, NH Dept. Environmental Services, Christopher Way – Deputy Director, NH Department of Resources and Economic Development
About Clean Energy
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) is the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America. We build and operate compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations; manufacture CNG and LNG equipment and technologies for ourselves and other companies; develop renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities; and deliver more CNG, LNG and Redeem RNG fuel than any other company in the U.S. For more information, visit www.cleanenergyfuels.com.
NG Advantage is the leading fuel provider trucking compressed natural gas (CNG) in the U.S. – bringing the economic and environmental benefits of North American natural gas to large institutions and industrial customers without access to a pipeline. The company’s current customers include hospitals, paper mills, asphalt facilities, food processors, industrial laundries, and light manufacturing facilities. With a compressor station located in Vermont and in southern New Hampshire, the Company has customers in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and upstate and eastern New York.
Source: NG; CLNE 7.16.2014