Feb 13, 2012 10:29 AM
The first of 60 liquefied natural gas (LNG) Peterbilt Model 388 trucks has been delivered to Green Energy Oilfield Services of Fairfield, TX. The trucks, to be delivered by Rush Truck Centers in Austin and serviced through Rush Truck Centers in Waco, will be used by Green Energy to service XTO Energy, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil.
Green Energy Oilfield Services will operate 50 trucks as vacuum trucks, used to remove and dispose of formation water, and 10 as winch trucks, used to transport frac tanks. The trucks are expected to enter operation in April. Clean Energy will provide the LNG fuel for the vehicles.
“We are very excited to be reviewing the first of our 60-truck Peterbilt LNG fleet,” said Roger Nevill, president & COO of Green Energy Oilfield Services. “We believe that Peterbilt is a leader in alternate fuel technology. These vehicles offer us the quality and reliability we need for rugged oilfield operation, while enabling us to honor our commitment to operate alternate fuel powered trucks in the field.”
Nevill added that the trucks are expected to deliver $5 million in savings annually.
The Peterbilt Model 388 tractors are equipped with a Westport HD 15L natural gas engine, Eaton 13-spd. transmission, 40,000 lbs. Dana Spicer rear axles and a Peterbilt Airtrac suspension.
Rush Truck Financing helped secure the financing for the deal. The LNG truck deal is one of the largest of its kind in Texas for Rush Truck Centers, Rush said, although Rush has experience delivering large numbers of LNG vehicles. In Los Angeles, Rush Truck Centers has provided over 200 Peterbilt LNG refuse trucks to the city and Peterbilt LNG day cabs to the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
That sounds like $83,000 per truck, per year, to me. Excellent!
I noticed they were going to be fueled by "Clean Energy" and I wasn't sure how that would work. Here's what CE says:
By designing, building, operating and maintaining your private fueling site, Clean Energy allows you to remain focused on operating your fleet. We’ll not only save you time, we’ll also save you valuable capital. For qualifying fleet clients, we may cover 100% of the cost to design, build and construct the fueling station, in exchange for an affordable, long-term fueling contract.
Thanks for the article.
Go Green Energy Oilfield Services! And, I guess, XOM too.
Are these LNG or CNG trucks? Liquified is pretty cold stuff, Compressed is more common.
"The first of 60 liquefied natural gas (LNG) Peterbilt Model 388 trucks"
We have a few LNG trucks hauling water around here for HWR. Hopefully others will catch on and follow.