BP, US firm to boost renewable gas supplies for transport sector

Source: ICIS News


HOUSTON (ICIS)--BP has agreed to provide increased supplies of renewable natural gas (RNG), or biomethane, to US-based Clean Energy Fuels to help meet growing demand for clean fuels in transportation, the companies said on Thursday.

RNG is produced from organic waste. As a fuel for natural gas vehicles such as heavy-duty trucks it is estimated to result in 70% lower greenhouse gas emissions than comparable gasoline or diesel fuel vehicles, the companies said.

Clean Energy provides natural gas fuel and RNG fuel for transportation in the US and Canada through a network of about 530 stations.

BP, for its part, is a large supplier of RNG to the US transportation sector.

“This agreement combines BP’s significant investments in RNG projects and supply network with Clean Energy’s vehicle fueling network and will help to create certainty for future RNG project development and continue to accelerate adoption of natural gas vehicle fueling,” said Andrew Littlefair, Clean Energy’s president and CEO.

Financial or other terms were not disclosed.