CHATHAM, ON, April 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership, an unregulated affiliate of Union Gas Limited - an Enbridge Company, announced today that it has entered into a contractual agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.to construct three compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations along Ontario's Highway 401.
The three areas identified for station placement are:
- Husky Travel Centre – Windsor – this location is the busiest border crossing in North America linking to the U.S. Midwest.
- Shell Flying J - between London and Woodstock – this stretch of highway connects Highways 401, 402 and 403 with access to major U.S. border crossings.
- Shell Flying J – Napanee in Eastern Ontario – this section of highway provides connectivity to Eastern Canada and Northeast U.S. border crossings.
This network of CNG stations will enable heavy-duty truck fleets to confidently travel these routes ensuring they have sufficient fuel as they cross Canadian and provincial borders as well as travelling into the United States.
"The transportation industry represents one of the largest challenges in achieving emission reduction targets for its sector," said Sarah Van Der Pelt, vice-president, Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership. "Today, about 11 million passenger and commercial vehicles regularly travel Ontario roads. These CNG stations will be among the first along the Hwy 401 corridor and will provide a more affordable and cleaner-burning fuel alternative thereby reducing greenhouse gases and giving fleet owners incentive to consider moving away from conventional fuels such as gasoline and diesel thereby reducing emissions."
Clean Energy, the leading provider of natural gas fuel and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) fuel for transportation in North America, will design and build the three CNG stations. With a network of over 570 natural gas fueling stations, Clean Energy owns and/or operates facilities in 43 U.S. states and other provinces in Canada. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2018.
"Natural gas as a transportation fuel is the best solution to deliver emission reductions associated with diesel fuel from our highways, roads and communities," said Chad Lindholm, Vice President of Sales at Clean Energy. "This network of CNG stations will enable heavy-duty truck fleets to confidently travel these routes ensuring they have sufficient fuel as they cross Canadian and provincial borders as well as travelling into the United States."
About Union Energy Solutions
Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership (UES) is an unregulated affiliate of Union Gas Limited - an Enbridge Company - that focuses on various clean energy business initiatives in the Province of Ontario. UES is currently embarking on establishing a network of compressed natural gas (CNG) refuelling stations along Ontario's 400 Series highways.
About Clean Energy
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is the leading provider of natural gas fuel and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel for transportation in North America. We build and operate compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas stations (LNG) and deliver more CNG, LNG and RNG vehicle fuel than any other company in the U.S. Clean Energy sells Redeem RNG fuel and believes it is the cleanest transportation fuel commercially available, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70%. For more information, visit CleanEnergyFuels.com.
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