Those interested in cheaper, cleaner, domestic fuels
got a chance to learn more about one of the most popular
The Propane Autogas Road Show took place at the Alabama Department of
Agriculture and Industries. The event featured presentations and panel
discussions, as well as ride and drive opportunities in propane fueled
Partnering on the event were the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition and the
Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program.“Many people may think of their grills when they think of propane, but it is
actually the most widely used alternative transportation fuel in the world,”
said Mark Bentley, executive director of the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition.
“Propane Autogas is a safe and reliable fuel that is produced domestically,
creates American jobs, and offers economic and environmental b
Among the advantages of propane Autogas: It produces 24 percent fewer
harmful greenhouse gasses, and the cleaner burning fuel also means lower
maintenance costs for vehicles. Another key benefit is the purchase price,
with Autogas typically costing 30 percent to 40 percent less than gasoline.
Propane fuels about 17 million vehicles worldwide, including about 270,000
in the United States. In Alabama, it is becoming increasingly popular among
public and private fleet managers who have chosen to s
witch to vehicles that run solely on propane or to bifuel vehicles that are capable of being operated on propane or gasoline.
John McMillan, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and
Industries, said his agency’s own experience with propane made it a perfect
venue for the Road Show.“We are excited to host this event,” Commissioner McMillan said. “The department is very supportive of using propane fuels in vehicles; in fact, we have been using LP fuel in several of our fleet vehicles for almost five years now. We have been extremely pleased with the performance while also saving money a true win win.”