|LNG Production and Storage
Clean Energy dedicated its first LNG plant to the company's founder, Boone Pickens, in May 2006. Located in Willis, Texas, approximately 60 miles north of Houston, the Pickens Plant adds significant liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity and storage for Clean Energy.
The Pickens Plant, which can produce up to 100,000 gallons of vehicle-grade LNG per day, includes truck loading facilities and a 800,000-gallon storage tank.
The LNG plant receives natural gas from the pipeline, chills it to liquefied form and stores it at low pressure for delivery to a growing public- and private-sector customer base.
LNG is 600 times denser than natural gas, making it easily transportable and highly efficient as a fuel for heavy-duty, long-distance fleets, such as those serving major ports around the country, the newest adopters of heavy-duty LNG vehicles. Adding this facility to Clean Energy's resource mix for LNG fueling services has increased the available supply of LNG for customers and provided important flexibility and backup. Clean Energy is a critical link in the energy supply chain for many fleets around the country and intends to maintain its excellent record in keeping those fleets fueled, day in and day out.