Roadshow Educates on Benefits of Propane Autogas

The South­east Propane Auto­gas Devel­op­ment Pro­gram’s Propane Auto­gas Road­show Series made a stop in Alaba­ma on Thurs­day. It was the last event in a road­show series this sum­mer to edu­cate com­mu­ni­ties and stake­hold­ers about clean, Amer­i­can-made auto­gas tech­nol­o­gy. It was host­ed by Alaba­ma Clean Fuels Coali­tion, a mem­ber of Clean Cities. While many fleets have brought in nat­ur­al gas vehi­cles to reduce fuel costs and emis­sions, propane auto­gas is being tak­en more seri­ous­ly by fleets, and is pro­vid­ing an even more afford­able fuel­ing sta­tion con­struc­tion option for fleets than nat­ur­al gas – up to 20 propane auto­gas sta­tions can be installed for the cost of one com­pressed nat­ur­al gas sta­tion, accord­ing to an indus­try ana­lyst.

Fleets run­ning on propane auto­gas cur­rent­ly save more than $1 per gal­lon on fuel com­pared to gaso­line, and many report reduced main­te­nance needs because auto­gas is clean­er burn­ing. Auto­gas is the most wide­ly used alter­na­tive fuel in the world, and for those con­cerned about the has­sles of import­ing fuel, 98% of the U.S. auto­gas sup­ply is made in Amer­i­ca. Because propane auto­gas vehi­cle con­ver­sions and fuel­ing sta­tion instal­la­tions have rel­a­tive­ly low upfront costs, auto­gas is a finan­cial­ly viable alter­na­tive fuel option for fleets on a bud­get, says South­east Propane Auto­gas Devel­op­ment Pro­gram.

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