SEAL BEACH, CA – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has been awarded the contract by the Town of Brookhaven, N.Y., to build and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and provide CNG fuel for more than 75 waste trucks serving the town’s 117,000 homes.
“Brookhaven becomes the newest municipality on Long Island to adopt a clean waste management strategy by requiring the use of CNG trucks by its carters,” said Andrew Littlefair, Clean Energy president and CEO. “We are pleased to assist Brookhaven implement its health and environmental goals for its citizens, and also to reduce costs over time through the use of less expensive natural gas fuel.”
The term of the contract is for 10 years with two five-year renewal options and includes preferential fuel prices for the town and for 13 contracted refuse and recycling collection carters for seven years. The station will be built on a 1.25-acre site at the town’s landfill. Fueling is scheduled to begin on Jan. 1, 2009.
Brookhaven estimates that this initiative over the first seven years will displace 4.9 million gallons of imported diesel fuel, reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 304 tons and particulate matter by 12 tons, and reduce greenhouse gases by more than 20 percent.
The natural gas used to make CNG will be supplied to the station by the regional gas utility, National Grid (KeySpan), which will provide a new pipeline extension to the fueling station site in order to deliver the volume of gas required for the trucks.