Clean Energy Fuels Corp.
), a leading purveyor of natural gas fuel, reported that IMW
Industries Ltd., its fully owned affiliate, has entered into an
agreement with China Gas Holdings Ltd.
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Per the three-year contract, IMW Industries will purvey its
CleanGAS Technology products and services, which includes roughly
416 CleanCNG Compressors, 186 dryers, 527 dispensers, and 387,500
liters of buffer storage to China Gas.
China Gas would utilize the products for the manufacturing of
nearly 310 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for the Chinese
public. The deal is estimated to have a value of roughly $167.0
million. Clean Energy arm also reveals that it has already
provided China with equipment and associate technologies for the
manufacture of 124 stations. All tools related to the
construction were fabricated at IMW Industries' Suzhou-Taicang,
China Gas will get funding from Export Development Canada for the
purchase of the products and all related services during the
three-year contract period. Initially, China Gas will use $5.0
million to purchase roughly 29 CleanCNG Compressors, all of which
are expected to be used for the construction of the initial 19
stations. The compressors will be delivered by the fourth quarter
Clean Energy reveals that instead of gasoline and diesel fuel,
China is now on the way to use natural gas as an alternative
source of energy, and hence, has been investing drastically to
build associated infrastructure.
For the second quarter of 2013, Clean Energy reported loss per
share of 13 cents, narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of
loss of 23 cents per share. This was aided by increased delivery
of CNG, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and renewable natural gas
(RNG) to customers when compared with the year-ago period.
Clean Energy currently holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), implying
that it is expected to perform in line with the broader U.S.
equity market over the next one to three months.
However, one can have a look at energy firms like
Range Resources Corporation
VOC Energy Trust
Matador Resources Company
) as attractive investments. All the stocks sport a Zacks Rank #1