LONG BEACH, CA – Earth Biofuels, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, Applied LNG Technologies, LLC (ALT) has renewed its contract to provide the City of Long Beach, Calif., with liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The City of Long Beach utilizes LNG as transportation fuel for its municipal fleet of approximately 200 natural gas-powered vehicles. The City currently uses approximately 10,000 gallons of LNG per week, according to Business Wire.

The City of Long Beach’s commitment to alternative fuels and sustainable practices via ALT has resulted in a 25 percent decrease in fuel cost for LNG vehicles. The City of Long Beach currently maintains an LNG fleet of 70 vehicles, ranging from sweepers, dump trucks, and asphalt patch trucks.

In addition, Long Beach’s LNG units have contributed to a 15 to 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over equivalent diesel engines.