Clean Energy Opens Latest Florida Compressed Natural Gas Station for Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority

  Clean Energy Opens Latest Florida Compressed Natural Gas Station for
  Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority

HART is the first transit agency in Florida to begin transitioning 100 percent
                             of its fleet to CNG

Business Wire

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- April 24, 2014

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) today announced the grand opening of
the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) compressed natural gas
(CNG) station to serve the first transit agency in Florida expected to
transition its entire fleet to cleaner-burning natural gas. This fueling
station will be equipped with four fast-fill CNG dispensers to fuel buses,
vans and other fleet vehicles. The project includes capacity to add additional
compressors as the HART fleet gradually transitions its entire fleet to CNG
buses.

HART awarded Clean Energy the contract to design, build, operate and maintain
the new CNG fueling station to support their investment in a cleaner and more
cost-effective bus fleet. The project entailed the construction of a CNG
fueling station plus modification of existing maintenance facilities and fuel
lanes. The modifications were engineered and implemented by Clean Energy’s
Facility Modification Services team.

“We expect our new natural gas vehicles to allow people to continue to commute
in comfort and at the same time improve our air quality,” said Katharine
Eagan, HART interim chief executive officer. “Natural gas is available
domestically and at this time, costs approximately 20 to 25 percent less than
diesel. Clean Energy has been a terrific partner with extensive expertise to
help us realize a successful transition.”

Over the coming weeks, HART plans to deploy 28 new CNG vans to replace its
diesel-powered models. Early next year, HART expects to put 22 new CNG buses
in service as its diesel buses are retired from service. By the end of 2015,
HART expects a total of 59 CNG vehicles to be in service.

Clean Energy expects this growing fleet to consume approximately 230,000 DGEs
of CNG in year-one of operation and approximately 725,000 DGEs annually by
2018. Once fully-deployed, the fleet is forecasted to reduce HART’s greenhouse
gas emissions by 1,738 metric tons per year, the equivalent of removing 360
passenger cars from the road annually. In addition to the new HART facility,
Clean Energy also operates a public CNG station at the Tampa International
Airport supporting the region’s growing number of NGV fleets.

“HART has shown incredible leadership in Florida in its transition to natural
gas. We’re privileged to support them in their effort to provide a cleaner
ride to their 14.6 million annual riders,” said Mark Riley, regional vice
president, Clean Energy. “In addition to our CNG fueling station services, our
new Facility Modification Services team made the necessary modifications to
HART’s existing facilities so their transition to CNG could be as seamless as
possible.”

Natural gas fuel costs up to $1.50 less per gallon than gasoline or diesel,
depending on local market conditions. The use of natural gas fuel not only
reduces operating costs for vehicles, but also reduces greenhouse gas
emissions up to 30% in light-duty vehicles and 23% in medium to heavy-duty
vehicles. In addition, nearly all natural gas consumed in North America is
produced domestically.

About Clean Energy

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) is the leading provider of natural gas
fuel for transportation in North America. We build and operate compressed
natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations;
manufacture CNG and LNG equipment and technologies for ourselves and other
companies; develop renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities; and
deliver more CNG, LNG and Redeem RNG fuel than any other company in the U.S.
For more information, visit www.cleanenergyfuels.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions,
including, without limitation, statements about the benefits of natural gas
relative to gasoline and diesel, the number of CNG vehicles and buses expected
to be deployed by HART and the amount of CNG anticipated to be consumed by
HART. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from
those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of several
factors, including, without limitation, the price of natural gas relative to
gasoline and diesel and the cost and operating experience associated with
natural gas vehicles. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as
of the date of this press release and, unless otherwise required by law, the
Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking
statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Additionally, the
reports and other documents the Company files with the SEC (available at
www.sec.gov) contain risk factors, which may cause actual results to differ
materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this news release.

Contact:

Clean Energy
Patric Rayburn, 949-437-1411
Public Relations Manager
patric.rayburn@cleanenergyfuels.com
or
HART
Sandra Morrison, Office: 813-384-6610
Public Information Officer
MorrisonS@goHART.org
Cell: 813-545-5497
 
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