Clean Energy to operate Peco's nat-gas fuel stations

Posted: March 07, 2014

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., operator of a nationwide network of natural-gas vehicle fueling stations, is taking over and spiffing up Peco Energy Co.’s six suburban fueling stations, the company said Wednesday.

Peter Grace, senior vice president of sales and finance, said Clean Energy plans to spend $5 million to $10 million upgrading the 20-year-old stations and opening them to the public.

“They’re old — they are tired,” said Grace. “The plan is to get them up to today’s standards.”

The stations are located at Peco facilities in Berwyn, Eddystone, Plymouth Meeting, Phoenixville, Coatesville and Warminster. They are now available only to customers with pre-arranged fueling cards.

The upgrades will include adding credit-card equipment so they are available to anybody with a vehicle that uses compressed natural gas (CNG).

Clean Energy’s specialty is operating fuel stations and signing up fleet operators, especially owners of heavy-duty vehicles. Peco will continue to supply natural gas to the facilities.

Clean Energy already operates seven of the 16 public CNG stations in the region, including outlets at Philadelphia International Airport, Fairless Hills, Camden, Glassboro and Atlantic City, according to the federal Alternative Fuels Data Center (www.afdc.energy.gov).

amaykuth@phillynews.com

215-854-2947 @maykuth

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