Propane is there when natural disasters strike

Propane consistently proves to be an excellent energy source when natural disasters strike, and it is being used in such a capacity now in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, writes Roy Willis, president and CEO of the Propane Education & Research Council. "The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Red Cross use a lot of propane (and other fuels) in disaster response. It is a preferred energy resource at relief stations and temporary shelters for displaced citizens, providing fuel for cooking, hot water, space heat, and generators," Willis writes. The Hill (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

 Elevator company touts propane autogas-powered vehicles

Georgia-based ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas has chosen propane autogas to reduce fuel costs and the company's carbon footprint. Fleet Director Tom Armstrong said the company is pleased with the fuel's performance and the fact that it helped the firm immediately achieve its 2015 goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 20%. The company has 54 propane autogas-fueled vehicles and plans to boost the total to about 300 by 2015. Fleet Owner (12/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

 Companies using propane autogas share their success stories

Companies such as Denison Landscaping, Dallas Rain King, Lake Michigan Mailers and Lewis Pest Control serve different market segments but share the same success after converting their fleets to run on propane autogas. These companies boast of improved efficiency, reduced costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions because of the fuel. "We looked at vehicle, conversion and fuel costs, and the range and infrastructure necessary to support [different choices]. The only one that answered all those questions as a 'yes' was propane," said Lake Michigan Mailers President David Rhoa. Business Fleet magazine (11/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

 N.C. county approves conversion of cruisers to propane autogas

  • N.C. county approves conversion of cruisers to propane autogas
    The Sampson County, N.C., Board of Commissioners this week approved a proposal by Parker Gas to convert 24 sheriff's cruisers to run on propane autogas. Representatives from the Raleigh, N.C., Police Department told how their department was reaping the benefits of using propane autogas. "Everyone who thinks about propane thinks it's so dangerous. It's a safe fuel. It requires respect, yes, but the fueling process is as safe as gasoline. ... This is not new technology; it's not something that has been thrown out here haphazardly. It's been tested," said Parker Gas co-owner David Parker. The Sampson Independent (Clinton, N.C.) (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

 Mich. district acquires new propane autogas school bus

Mason Public Schools in Michigan recently deployed a school bus that runs on propane autogas. The district expects the bus to help reduce operating and maintenance costs as well as carbon emissions. The Lansing State Journal (Mich.) (12/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

 Buildings can use propane to reduce energy consumption

  • Buildings that replace their heating oil with propane can reduce their energy usage and carbon emissions, research has found. Other benefits of propane as an alternative fuel include its safety and the cost savings it can provide, Justin McGar writes. (Australia) (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

 Ga. city to convert 14 police cars to propane autogas

The Sandy Springs, Ga., City Council approved on Tuesday a proposal to buy 14 more Chevrolet Caprices for the city's Police Department. Police Chief Terry Sult said the department is "in the process of changing the Caprices over to propane." Propane autogas vehicles cost less to fuel up, burn cleaner and have higher octane, Sult said. In August, the town converted 25 police cars to run on propane autogas. Reporter Newspapers (Atlanta area) (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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