Soon, trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) will travel on America’s natural gas highway. Clean Energy Fuels is building an LNG fueling infrastructure to enable a cleaner distribution and trucking industry for America. LNG is a cleaner fuel for heavy-duty trucks with a lower specific carbon content, lower CO2 emissions, and lower soot emissions than diesel.
Clean Energy is the largest provider of natural gas fuels in the US. They build, operate, and maintain both compressed natural gas (CNG) and LNG stations. The first phase of Clean Energy’s Natural Gas Highway includes 150 fueling stations with approximately 70 anticipated to be open in 33 states by the end of 2012 and the balance in 2013. Many will be co-located at Pilot-Flying J Travel Centers. The opening of these stations coincides with the expected arrival of new natural gas truck engines well suited for heavy-duty, over-the-road trucking.
Since San Diego is a key trucking gateway into the US, Clean Energy Fuels developed an LNG fueling station at the Otay Mesa Pilot on Piper Ranch Road as part of its first phase. This station is located close to the border crossing and right at the foot of route 125. This provides a fueling station for trucks crossing the border headed for LA, the Inland Empire, and the rest of the nation.