Kinetrex will supply UPS trucks with 52.5 million gallons of renewable natural gas
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Kinetrex Energy and UPS jointly announced they have entered into a 6-year renewable natural gas (RNG) supply agreement. The agreement will supply UPS with up to 52.5 million gallons of RNG to be used in Class 8 vehicles throughout the Midwest from its Indianapolis RNG plant. The RNG will be used to fuel UPS’ LNG-powered fleets in Chicago, Toledo, Columbus, St. Louis and Indianapolis. The agreement also allows Kinetrex to supply UPS an additional 50 million gallons over the same period as Kinetrex develops additional RNG plants.
“This is an exciting day for our city as one of our local companies, Kinetrex Energy, partners with global shipper UPS to improve the air quality in central Indiana,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “The renewable natural gas project on the south side will create several high-paying jobs. We are pleased to see a homegrown-Indianapolis company spearheading this effort.”
Kinetrex will obtain the RNG from its Indy High BTU plant, a landfill facility on the south side of Indianapolis developed with EDL Energy and the South Side Landfill. The plant is currently under construction. When completed in March 2020, it will convert landfill methane to pipeline-quality natural gas.
The decomposition of organic material creates methane, a potent greenhouse gas if released into the atmosphere. Using RNG in UPS’ Class 8 tractors will lead to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that is equivalent to removing up to 19,000 passenger cars from the road.
“This innovative agreement with UPS speaks directly to our company’s commitment to use alternative fuels in an effort to ensure cleaner air quality,” said Aaron Johnson, CEO of Kinetrex Energy. “UPS has been a great partner of Kinetrex and we look forward to working with its team on this project and on future RNG procurement opportunities.”
For more information about Kinetrex Energy’s sustainability efforts, view our Sustainability Report here.
About Kinetrex Energy
Kinetrex is the U.S.’s leading inter-state liquefied natural gas (LNG) company and operates two significant LNG production facilities. Kinetrex provides turn-key energy solutions from a comprehensive portfolio of natural gas solutions including: LNG, renewable natural gas (RNG) and pipeline natural gas for customers in the transportation, commercial, industrial, agricultural and power markets.