Fleets : Corporate

Corporations and other businesses have found that compressed natural gas (CNG) provides a less expensive, cleaner alternative to gasoline or diesel while lowering maintenance costs.

  • AT&T – One of the most recognized communication brands in the world, the company announced in 2009 it would spend an estimated $350 million to purchase 8,000 CNG vehicles. It expects to have more than 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles by 2019.
  • Disneyland Resort – Since December 2008 all 16 Disneyland Resort trams, which transport guests between the two theme parks and parking facilities, are fueled by CNG, eliminating the need for approximately 50,000 gallons of diesel a year. In addition, nine jungle boats, two rafts, two keelboats, three antique cars and double-decker buses are also fueled by natural gas.
  • Enbridge – Enbridge is a leader in energy transportation, distribution and services in Canada. Enbridge’s Natural Gas Vehicle Department promotes the use of natural gas through its partnership with retailers providing fuel at more than 30 public gas stations. Natural gas vehicles make up 75% of Enbridge Gas Distribution’s 825-vehicle fleet, the largest in Canada.
  • Here Everything’s Better (HEB) – is an independent food retailer based in San Antonio, Texas. Founded more than 100 years ago, HEB now serves Texas and New Mexico with more than 300 stores. The switch to natural gas power for its fleet was a smart choice, as employees travel approximately 150,000 miles per year. Almost half of the company’s truck fleet is currently on liquefied natural gas (LNG), as part of its environmental commitment to the state of Texas. The company’s combined initiatives have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by more than 30%. This is the equivalent of removing 10,678 passenger cars off the road each year.
  • Las Vegas CityCenter – Keeping with its commitment to sustainability, the new Las Vegas CityCenter has commissioned the first stretch-limo fleet powered by CNG. Developed by Krystal Enterprises, the world’s largest manufacturer of stretch limousines, in collaboration with Clean Energy Fuels, BAF Technologies and Ford engineers, the 26 silver, 72-inch Lincoln Town Cars are dedicated NGVs and will service CityCenter’s ARIA Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel. “As the leader in stretch-limo development, Krystal Enterprises worked closely with CityCenter and BAF Technologies to ensure this custom fleet provided the highest level of CNG practices without compromising the quality experience CityCenter guests will expect,” said Ed Grech, president and CEO of Krystal Enterprises. According to the developers, every element of CityCenter has been woven together with the greatest of consideration for the environment. Charting a new course for responsible growth in Las Vegas, MGM MIRAGE is pursuing the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification at CityCenter. The 18-million square foot, multi-use project will incorporate a variety of elements – from the use of reclaimed water to on-site power generation and sustainable materials selection to indoor environmental quality – to make it one of the world’s largest environmentally sustainable urban communities. In addition to CityCenter’s CNG limo fleet, guests will be greeted with preferred parking for green cars and carpoolers, and will be offered bicycle valet service; residents will have bicycle storage, rideshare options and dedicated carpool pickup lanes; and employees will be presented with a full range of transit, bicycle, green-car and carpool options.
  • Los Angeles Dodgers – The Dodgers offer CNG-powered Dodger Express buses to get fans to the game.
  • Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) – PG&E is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company operates more than 1,100 NGVs in its own fleet. PG&E opened California's first public access natural gas fueling station in March 1990 in Concord, California. It now operates 37 CNG stations, more than half of which are publicly accessible.
  • UPS – UPS is one of the largest and most admired delivery corporations in the world. Every day, it manages the flow of goods, funds and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company operates the largest alternative-fuel fleet in the transportation industry, including CNG, liquefied natural gas, propane, fuel cell electric, hybrid electric and hydraulic hybrid vehicles. It has one of the largest private fleets of CNG vehicles in the U.S., with more than 1,100 package delivery vehicles. UPS began extensively using CNG in 1989 to assess its benefits and viability as an alternative fuel. The results have been impressive – particulate emissions are 95% lower than with diesel engines; carbon monoxide emissions are 75% lower; and nitrous oxide emissions are 49% lower. In January 2010 UPS deployed an additional 245 CNG vehicles in the U.S.
  • Waste Management – Waste Management, Inc., the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America, has converted 425 vehicles from diesel fuel to clean-burning natural gas. It operates one of the nation's largest fleets of heavy-duty trucks powered exclusively by CNG and has eliminated the consumption of about 3 million gallons of diesel fuel per year – reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 4,000 tons, NOX (oxides of nitrogen) emissions by about 50% and particulate matter by about 80%.
  • Yellow Cab – Taxis are a popular transportation option in nearly every American city. Noticing the benefits of CNG, taxi operators like Yellow Cab have started converting their fleets to CNG to lower fuel costs and reduce carbon emissions. Yellow Cab has made the switch in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Hartford, Connecticut; Las Vegas; Long Beach, California; Orange County, California; and San Francisco.