Lehigh Gas to Open CNG Stations in Partnership With Clean Energy
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Lehigh Gas Partners LP and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. inked an agreement to develop compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations at as many as 20 Lehigh Gas facilities throughout the United States.
The two companies will work together to identify which Lehigh Gas sites will get CNG fueling stations. The CNG stations will be accessible to the public for CNG refueling and conveniently located for commercial CNG fleets, including shuttles, taxis, small- to mid-size trucks and other natural gas vehicles (NGV), according to Lehigh Gas, which distributes fuel to a network of nearly 800 gas stations in nine states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Florida.
"Lehigh Gas appreciates the leadership position Clean Energy has taken in the development of CNG and is pleased to partner with them to offer an alternative fuel option to help people get where they need to go," Joseph Topper, chairman and CEO of Lehigh Gas Partners, said. "This agreement supports our alternate-fuel strategy of developing refueling sites both on our own and also with best-in-class providers like Clean Energy."
Clean Energy will be responsible for the construction and operation of the CNG fueling stations and the management, marketing and sales of CNG at Lehigh Gas sites.
"Lehigh Gas has been early to recognize the significant environmental and lower-cost benefits of natural gas and is a great fit as Clean Energy's partner in publicly accessible CNG stations," said Greg Roche, Clean Energy's vice president for national accounts."The two companies have unique strengths that will bring convenience, cost-savings and a cleaner-burning fuel to the growing number of NGV drivers."