Major Refuse Operators in Four States Open CNG Fuel Stations Built
by Clean Energy to Support Roll-Out of New Fleets of Eco-Friendly Refuse Trucks
—Stations Mark Clean Energy’s Entry into Florida, New Jersey, and Idaho Markets—
Seal Beach, CA (Nov. 30, 2009) — Leading refuse operators in Florida, New Jersey, Idaho and California have opened new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel stations to support deployment of their growing fleets of CNG refuse collection trucks. The new CNG stations were designed and built by Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) for Choice Environmental Services, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Central Jersey Waste, Hamilton Township, NJ; Allied Waste Services, Boise, ID; and South County Sanitary Company, San Luis Obispo, CA.
Raymond P. Burke, Vice President, Clean Energy, said, “CNG trash trucks reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 23% compared to conventional diesel-powered models, and are quieter. CNG fuel costs significantly less, on average, than diesel. Refuse companies and agencies throughout America are adopting natural gas fuel for both environmental and economic reasons, and we congratulate Choice Environmental, Central Jersey Waste, Allied Waste and South County Sanitary for their exemplary leadership efforts.”
The new Choice Environmental Services CNG station supports South Florida’s first privately owned fleet of clean, green natural gas refuse trucks. The Choice CNG fleet serves commercial and residential customers in the City of Fort Lauderdale. The company plans to expand CNG truck deployment throughout its service area, which encompasses Palm Beach, Broward, Dade and Collier counties.
Central Jersey Waste—New Jersey
In a precedent-setting move, Central Jersey Waste and Recycling has become the first refuse company in New Jersey to convert a portion of its truck fleet operations to clean-burning natural gas fuel. Central Jersey contracted with Clean Energy to build a private time-fill CNG truck fueling station at its Trenton location. The company financed a portion of station construction and CNG truck purchase costs through Clean Energy Finance, which offers creative funding options and support for Clean Energy customers.
Allied Waste Services—Idaho
Boise-based Allied Waste Services, a Republic Services company, has opened the first CNG fuel station with public access in Idaho. Allied Waste will use the new station to fuel its growing fleet of CNG refuse trucks. Allied contracts with the City of Boise to provide all solid waste and recycling services for the Greater Boise area. The new CNG station, designed and built for Allied Waste by Clean Energy, will open for public access early in 2010, making it possible for individuals, fleet operators and local governments to switch to CNG fuel.
The new Florida, New Jersey, and Idaho CNG fuel stations mark Clean Energy’s entry into these markets.
South County Sanitary —California
South County Sanitary Company, a Waste Connections company, contracts with the San Luis Obispo, CA Integrated Waste Management Authority to provide trash collection and recycling services to area residents and businesses. South County Sanitary has opened its first private Clean Energy CNG fueling station, which is dedicated to supporting the company’s fast-growing CNG truck fleet. South County has announced plans to transition its entire refuse fleet to natural gas power, citing the benefits of its cleaner, cheaper, quieter operation.
Clean Energy (Nasdaq: CLNE) is the leading provider of natural gas (CNG and LNG) for transportation in North America. It has a broad customer base in the refuse, transit, ports, shuttle, taxi, trucking, airport and municipal fleet markets, fueling more than 17,500 vehicles at 195 strategic locations across the United States and Canada. Clean Energy owns and operates two LNG production plants, one in Willis, TX and one in Boron, CA, with combined capacity of 260,000 LNG gallons per day and designed to expand to 340,000 LNG gallons per day as demand increases. It also owns and operates a landfill gas facility in Dallas, TX that produces renewable methane gas or biomethane for delivery in the nation’s gas pipeline network. Clean Energy also owns BAF Technologies, Inc. of Dallas, TX, a leading provider of natural gas vehicle systems and conversions for taxis, limousines, vans, pick-up trucks and shuttle buses. Please visit www.cleanenergyfuels.com
Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including statements about the deployment of natural gas refuse vehicle fleets by Clean Energy customers and the installation and use of public access stations at the refuse vehicle fueling locations. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of several factors including the demand for refuse collection services, the availability and price of CNG refuse vehicles and station construction and permitting delays. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this press release and the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
Bruce Russell, 310/559-4955 x101
Ina McGuinness, 310/954-1100