Sacramento to Renew LNG Contract

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. of Seal Beach, Calif., will continue supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power the city and county of Sacramento, Calif.'s natural gas refuse trucks, according to a recent press release.

The company was awarded a one-year supply contract renewal with an option for up to two additional years. Clean Energy has been supplying LNG fuel under contract to Sacramento's municipal refuse agencies since 2005. Yearly LNG fuel requirements are projected to top one million gallons over the course of the initial contract term.

Serving local residential and business communities in unincorporated areas, Sacramento County currently operates 105 LNG refuse trucks and has plans to add 19 more over the next year. The city of Sacramento's solid waste collection and recycling fleet now includes 61 LNG trucks, with 35 more expected to be deployed within two years.

Clean Energy has the largest supply of LNG in the western United States, including sourcing contracts with six LNG plants. The company also operates its own LNG plant near Houston, Texas. When Clean Energy's new California LNG Plant becomes operational in fall 2008, it will provide up to 160,000 gallons of LNG per day and have more than 1.5 million gallons of LNG storage. The company has also announced a long-term contract to purchase LNG from a new plant being built near the California-Arizona border.

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