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FLEET MANAGEMENT

"It's clear that we are one of them - we are a fuel
transportation company." -Ira Pearl, president and COO

Combined Power

MANSFIELD CLEAN ENERGY PARTNERS IS A JOINT
VENTURE WITH THE COMBINED EXPERTISE TO
SUCCEED IN THE CNG MARKET.
>MANSFIELD CLEAN ENERGY PARTNERS

// CNG is relatively new to the bulk fuelhandling sector, but MCEP is working closely
with customers to make the conversion easy.

BY CHRIS PETERSEN

Navigating any new market can be
tricky, but when two companies with
extensive experience in the field come
together, their combined expertise can
give them a clear path to success. Such
is the case for Mansfield Clean Energy
Partners (MCEP), which combines the
experience of one of America's leaders
in the transportation fuels logistics
sector and an innovative builder of compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling sta-

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tions that has been on the leading-edge
of the emerging CNG market.
President and COO Ira Pearl says
MCEP benefits greatly from its roots
in Mansfield Energy Corp. - which for
more than 57 years has been a leader
in the transportation fuels sector -
and Clean Energy Fuels, the nation's
largest builder of natural gas refueling
stations. This partnership has given
MCEP the brainpower and experience
necessary to bring CNG to fleets in the

bulk fuel-hauling market. Pearl says
the company was formed in 2013 after
Mansfield Energy Corp. noticed several
of its large customers were beginning to
convert portions of their fleets to CNG.
Rather than accept this erosion of its
customer base, Pearl explains, Mansfield Energy Corp. decided to adapt to
the times and enter the CNG market
itself. It found the partner it needed in
Clean Energy Fuels, which was originally founded by T. Boone Pickens and
current President and CEO Andrew
Littlefair. Since its inception in 1997,
Clean Energy Fuels has built a portfolio
of nearly 500 CNG and LNG fueling
stations across 43 states.
With the partnership in place and
MCEP opening its first CNG card-lock
station in September 2014, the joint
venture's first customer was Mansfield
Oil Company, a subsidiary of Mansfield
Energy Corp. MCEP built its first CNG
fueling station amidst the Doraville fuel
terminal complex just outside Atlanta
for Mansfield Oil Company's newly
acquired heavy-duty CNG trucks, which
are used to haul diesel and gasoline
for customers. By placing the facility
-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
Mansfield Clean Energy Partners
www.mcepartners.com
Headquarters: Doraville, Ga.
Employees: 8
Specialty: CNG refueling stations for the bulk
fuel transportation sector
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