Natural Gas Gaining In Popularity

The following will answer the questions of those wondering whether natural gas and other forms of renewable gas are gaining in popularity.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced Monday August 6 operating results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012.

Gallons delivered for the second quarter of 2012 totaled 48.6 million gallons, up 24 percent from the 39.2 million gallons delivered in the same period a year ago. For the six months period ending June 30, 2012, gallons delivered totaled 92.3 million, up from 74.7 million gallons for the six months ended June 30, 2011.

The company defines “gallons delivered” as its compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), renewable natural gas (RNG) and the gallons associated with providing operations and maintenance services delivered to its customers during the period.

Andrew J. Littlefair, Clean Energy’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “I am very encouraged by the growth that we are seeing in the natural gas fueling market as a whole and feel that it is a validation of our efforts to create and expand this industry over the last 15 years. This quarter, we continued to grow our traditional core CNG markets and made steady progress in the construction of our America’s Natural Gas Highway stations. We continue to keep a close relationship with the engine manufacturers, OEM’s, and fleet customers in order to be ready as our stations continue to come on line over the remainder of 2012 and 2013.”

Clean Energy is considered the largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America and a global leader in the expanding natural gas vehicle fueling market.

  • dutchinchicago

    What really pisses me off is to call natural gas a clean fuel. It is less polluting than other fuels but still it will condemns billions of people to a very tough life and will kill hundreds of millions of people when global warming starts to kick in in earnest.

    My first car (20 years ago) was natural gas. I can’t believe that this is seen as something we should be excited about. To me it looks like a giant step backwards ensuring that it will be even longer before we are going to address global warming in earnest.

  • dutchincincinnati

    Natural gas is clean and abundent. The CO2 is causing global warming alarmism has run its course with the evidence pointing that CO2 is a very minor player in global temperatures. As a physicist, I have reviewed the data many times and find the data very unconvincing and politically motivated. No, I don’t work for an oil comany and many other scientist agree with me. The so called GW consensus is politically motivated BS designed to strong arm people into silence. It is time for people of all political walks (left, right, liberarian, and statist) to start listening to each other arguments rather than becoming deaf when their beliefs are contridicted.

  • Socal_johnE

    Basic scientific findings show that CO2 absorbs and retains radiant heat in the infared spectrum. Average atmospheric CO2 content is .038%. A healthy petrol burning engine with a catalytic converter has 14-15% CO2 output. You do the math. As far as polotics go most developed nations have already taken steps to combat climate change. Bust out of the conservative bouble man and join in the fight with the rest of the world.

  • John K.

    CNG is an excellent, clean fuel to act as a “bridge” during our 10-15 year transition to BEVs. (Yes, that is how long it will take, like it or not.) CNG vehicles will reduce pollution as HV, PHV, PHEV, and EV technologies improve (battery performance and life in various temps; total # recharges; time to recharge), and decrease in costs.

    I’d love a CNG Prius, Honda Civic hybrid, or Ford Fusion hybrid. Any one of those could be made right now.

    As more public CNG filling stations come online, CNG car sales will increase. Why can’t we monitor this new, cleaner (than gasoline), market??? When, oh, when will hybridcars start tracking CNG vehicle sales in its Dashboard?

  • Anonymous

    What a tool!