Public Access CNG Facility Will Operate 24/7 to Support CNG-Powered
Airport and Allied Ground Transport Vehicles and Other Area CNG Fleets
BWI Airport, MD (April 10, 2013) — Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE), North America’s largest supplier of natural gas fuel for transportation, staged a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to mark the opening of the new public access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Owned and operated 24/7 by Clean Energy, the CNG station is located at 131 Aaronson Drive, BWI Airport. The facility provides CNG fuel for public and private vehicles and fleets, including airport shuttle buses, shared-ride vans, taxis, trucks and personal-use CNG vehicles. Among key Clean Energy station users will be a new fleet of CNG airport parking shuttles operated by IMPARK.
Government officials, airport, environmental quality and business leaders attended the April 10th station-opening event. On-site CNG vehicles available for viewing by event guests included shuttle vans and buses, taxis, pick-up trucks, and mid-sized commercial delivery trucks.
Representing Clean Energy at the opening was Mark Riley, Vice President, Eastern Region. He said, “With the expanding availability of natural gas vehicles, fleet operators across the nation are adopting natural gas power. Among their goals are adding fuel diversity, curtailing harmful emissions, and helping reduce America’s dependence on imported oil. Airport and allied ground transportation fleets have become magnets for natural gas vehicle usage. We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide the benefits of natural gas fuel to the Baltimore/Washington International Airport area and the neighboring communities.”
“This CNG station provides important fuel options for BWI Marshall Airport, our partners, and our neighboring communities,” said Wayne S. Pennell, Chief Operating Officer for BWI Marshall Airport. “This is the latest example of our commitment to managing operations in an environmentally responsible manner.”
“Smart investments in alternative transportation technologies improve air quality in Maryland and expand our vehicle energy options,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, Acting Director of the Maryland Energy Administration. “This station provides Maryland drivers with domestically produced fuel that is expected to reduce drivers’ greenhouse gas emissions.”
Natural gas fuel costs up to $1.50 less per gallon than gasoline or diesel, depending on local market conditions. The use of natural gas fuel not only reduces operating costs for vehicles, but also reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 30% in light-duty vehicles and 23% in medium to heavy-duty vehicles. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that 98% of the natural gas consumed in the U.S. is sourced in the U.S. and Canada, making natural gas a secure North American energy choice.
About Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
BWI Marshall serves more than 22 million passengers per year. Air service at BWI Marshall includes more than 650 daily commercial flights and nonstop service to 77 domestic and international destinations. Passenger traffic has grown steadily at BWI Marshall in recent years, with new airlines, new destinations, and new annual and monthly passenger records. BWI Marshall Airport is a major transportation resource and economic engine for the State of Maryland, creating and supporting more than 93,000 jobs and more than $5 billion in business revenue.
About the Maryland Energy Administration
The mission of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is to promote affordable, reliable, clean energy. MEA’s programs and policies help lower energy bills, fuel the creation of green collar jobs, address environmental and climate impacts, and promote energy independence. For more information, please visit, http://energy.maryland.gov
About Clean Energy
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) is the largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America and a global leader in the expanding natural gas vehicle fueling market. We have operations in CNG and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicle fueling and construction and operation of natural gas fueling stations. Wholly-owned subsidiaries include IMW Industries, Ltd., which supplies CNG equipment for vehicle fueling and industrial applications worldwide; NorthStar, which supplies LNG and liquefied to compressed natural gas fueling system technologies and equipment, station construction and operations; BAF Technologies, which provides natural gas vehicle systems and conversions for taxis, vans, pick-up trucks and shuttle buses; and Clean Energy Renewable Fuels (CERF), which develops renewable natural gas (RNG), or biomethane, production facilities in the U.S. For more information, 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 benefits of natural gas relative to gasoline and diesel fuel and expectations about the future adoption of natural gas as a vehicle fuel. 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, but not limited to, the price per gallon of natural gas fuel relative to diesel and gasoline. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this press release and, unless otherwise required by law, the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Additionally, the reports and other documents Clean Energy files with the SEC (available at www.sec.gov) contain risk factors, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this news release.