HOUSTON, Texas — A foursome of clean energy companies have teamed up to form Eagle LNG Partners, which will expand the growing network of liquefied natural gas fuelling stations in the US.
The new organization will develop regional LNG projects to meet the growing demand for LNG in the long-haul trucking industry. Eagle LNG Partners is comprised of: Clean Energy Fuels Corp., Ferus Natural Gas Fuels, GE Ventures and GE Energy Financial Services.
“Natural gas is revolutionizing the fuelling of long-haul trucking and other high-horsepower applications,” said John Shepherd, managing director at GE Energy Financial Services. “With massive amounts of domestic reserves, America is facing a generational opportunity to move to a more secure, less expensive and cleaner-burning fuel. Eagle LNG Partners’ mission is to provide customers with technology and know-how to confidently make the switch.”
The consortium will identify and develop strategically located fuelling stations. It will also provide on-site storage, transportation and delivery of LNG where its needed.
“Major companies in the long-haul trucking business have made significant announcements over the last few months about their intentions to convert their own fleets, or the third-party trucks that move their products to natural gas,” said Andrew Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy. “Along with recent announcements by rail and marine companies, it’s easy to understand the need for a significant increase in LNG supply in the United States. We are now joining with our partners to help meet that demand.”
Currently, the organization is considering projects in Florida, Washington, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas.
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