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SoCal LNG Facility Key to Natural Gas Trucking Market

United Parcel Service (UPS) has called on the backing of Seal Beach, CA-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. for its fuel and fueling system. To fuel UPS, the T. Boone Pickens-founded supplier of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) for transportation relies on a liquefaction facility it operates in the western edge of Southern California’s Mojave Desert near Boron, CA.

February 28, 2011

Pickens Continues Push for NAT GAS Act

Independent oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens continued to voice his support for gas-friendly legislation Wednesday, telling members of the House Committee on Ways and Means that the NAT GAS Act (HR 1835), which seeks to establish a sustained market for natural gas vehicles (NGV) and rein in gas market volatility, would create 600,000 jobs and help wean the country off imported oil.

April 15, 2010

Pickens Continues Push for NAT GAS Act

Independent oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens continued to voice his support for gas-friendly legislation Wednesday, telling members of the House Committee on Ways and Means that the NAT GAS Act (HR 1835), which seeks to establish a sustained market for natural gas vehicles (NGV) and rein in gas market volatility, would create 600,000 jobs and help wean the country off imported oil.

April 15, 2010

Pickens Plan Has No Truck with 18-Wheeler Crowd

A cornerstone of the much-promoted plan by oil and gas billionaire T. Boone Pickens to relieve American dependence on foreign oil and combat climate change calls for natural gas to be widely used as a transportation fuel, particularly by the long-haul trucking industry. However, cost, infrastructure and logistics challenges make such a goal highly problematic, according to trade group American Trucking Associations (ATA).

February 23, 2009

Pickens Plan Has Little Pull with Trucker Group

A cornerstone of the much-promoted plan by oil and gas billionaire T. Boone Pickens to relieve American dependence on foreign oil and combat climate change calls for natural gas to be widely used as a transportation fuel, particularly by the long-haul trucking industry. However, cost, infrastructure and logistics challenges make such a goal highly problematic, according to trade group American Trucking Associations (ATA).

February 23, 2009

Natural Gas Transportation Push Continues in California

As one of two indicators that natural gas for transportation is still alive and well in California despite a ballot measure defeat last month, T. Boone Pickens’ gas-powered transportation company, Clean Energy Fuels Corp., said last Monday it has won a 10-year contract with the City of Glendale, CA, to build and operate a new large-scale public access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility to support the city’s expanding CNG-powered vehicle fleets. The following day Sempra Energy and local officials kicked off a switch to CNG-powered cargo trucks in Southern California’s two teeming ports.

December 8, 2008

Natural Gas Transportation Push Continues in California

Even though a statewide ballot initiative to boost natural gas for transportation was defeated soundly by California voters last month, T. Boone Pickens’ gas-powered transportation company, Clean Energy Fuels Corp., said Monday it has won a 10-year contract with the City of Glendale, CA, to build and operate a new large-scale public access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility to support the city’s expanding CNG-powered vehicle fleets.

December 2, 2008

Plunging Gas Price Takes Wind Temporarily Out of Pickens’ Plan

While the “Pickens Army” continues to add new members daily to fight for the cause of energy independence in the United States, billionaire T. Boone Pickens said last week the recent drop in energy commodity prices — especially natural gas — has led him to scale back his mammoth wind farm project in Texas.

November 17, 2008

Plunging Gas Price Takes Wind Temporarily Out of Pickens’ Plan

While the “Pickens Army” continues to add new members daily to fight for the cause of energy independence in the United States, billionaire T. Boone Pickens said Tuesday the recent drop in energy commodity prices — especially natural gas — has led him to scale back his mammoth wind farm project in Texas.

November 13, 2008

New Mexico Governor Takes ‘Pickens Pledge’

Ramping up the photo-ops on oilman T. Boone Pickens’ alternative energy crusade, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson Monday became the first of his colleagues nationally to sign a pledge to join Pickens’ campaign to “break America’s addiction to foreign oil.”

September 16, 2008