Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Clean Energy Fuels Corp obviously learned a thing or two from the Cabrillo Port LNG debacle-- first and foremost, that if you want to build an LNG plant, stick it somewhere out of the site lines of millionaire Malibu NIMBY's and you'll be just fine.

The company has started the largest LNG plant in the Southwest and the first large-scale LNG plant in California... out in the Mojave Desert. While the company resisted the urge to name the facility after company patriarch T. Boone Pickens, as it did another of its LNG lants in Texas, this is 125 miles from Los Angeles in Boron, CA, the facility ultimately will produce up to 240,000 gallons of LNG per day, and it is home to a 1.8 million storage tank. Initial deliveries have gone to the company's clean truck LNG refueling station in Carson.

Miraculously, Pearce Brosnan and the rest of the Malibu Millionaires have been conspicuously silent in their opposition to this project.