SEAL BEACH, CA --- The city of Los Angeles has awarded a 10-year contract to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to design, build, and operate a new CNG fueling station at Ontario International Airport (ONT) in San Bernardino County.
The station will serve growing fleets of CNG-fueled airport courtesy shuttle buses, taxicabs and shuttle vans. CNG fuel requirements at the new station are expected to top 800,000 gallons each year at full build-out.
ONT provides courtesy shuttle service between the airline terminals, daily parking lots and the consolidated rental car facility. Plans call for the conversion of the entire fleet of airport shuttle buses to CNG power in 2011. In addition, the airport has mandated that all permitted taxicab operators convert 100 percent of their cabs to alternative fuel in the next two years.
The new Clean Energy station, located near the rental car facility, will also be accessible 24/7 to CNG-powered vehicles operating in surrounding communities.
Located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, ONT is a medium-hub, full-service airport with commercial jet service to major U.S. cities and through-service to international destinations. The airport is owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a unit of Los Angeles municipal government.
"We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with the city of Los Angeles/ONT to support their efforts to curb harmful air pollution and global warming emissions," said James N. Harger, Clean Energy senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "Across the U.S., Clean Energy is partnering with 21 major metropolitan and international airports to help them implement clean-fuel policies."