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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) (Clean Energy or the Company) today announced operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.
Gallons delivered (defined below) for the fourth quarter of 2012 totaled 51.7 million gallons, up 29% from 40.0 million gallons delivered in the same period a year ago. For 2012, gallons delivered totaled 194.9 million gallons, up 25% from 155.6 million gallons for 2011.
Revenue for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $99.1 million, which is up from $86.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. For 2012, revenue totaled $334.0 million, which is up from $292.7 million a year ago. When comparing periods, note that the Company did not recognize any revenue attributable to the volumetric excise tax credit (VETC) in the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012 (as the VETC expired on December 31, 2011), compared to revenue attributable to VETC of $4.5 million and $17.9 million for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011, respectively. The American Taxpayer Relief Act, signed into law on January 2, 2013, reinstated VETC through December 31, 2013 and made it retroactive to January 1, 2012. We expect to recognize approximately $20.8 million of VETC revenue in the first quarter of 2013 attributable to 2012 sales of CNG and LNG.
Andrew J. Littlefair, Clean Energy's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "2012 was a historical year for Clean Energy. Our revenues are higher than ever before, we delivered 25% more gallons of fuel to our customers than last year, and I am particularly proud that we accomplished our goal of building the first 70 LNG fueling stations along America’s Natural Gas Highway. We believe all of this has positioned the company extremely well for what should be an exciting 2013 as we grow our core businesses and more importantly, as the heavy-duty trucking industry begins to transition to natural gas in earnest."