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Is Propane Autogas Really A “Cleaner” Fuel?

Written By: on December 15, 2020

Drive Into A Cleaner Future With Propane Autogas!

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Many of us here in northern Arizona are looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact, whether it’s through small, simplistic ways like utilizing reusable shopping bags, or major endeavors such as investing in solar panels.

One of the largest pieces we can focus on however is looking at our reliance on vehicles for our means of transportation. For instance, did you know that transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States?

To be more environmentally friendly is to shrink your carbon footprint (aka: the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person or group.)

One smart, cutting-edge way to aid in that footprint shrinking is by converting fleet vehicles to propane Autogas!

Propane Autogas burns much more cleanly than traditional gasoline or diesel. That clean burning directly assists in dramatically reducing a vehicle’s greenhouse emissions. In fact, exhaust from Autogas creates up to 70% fewer smog-producing hydrocarbons than gasoline or diesel. Compared to gasoline, this propane fuel yields 12% less carbon dioxide, about 20% less nitrogen oxide, and up to 60% less carbon monoxide.  School buses run on Autogas can reduce nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions by 96% compared with school buses run on diesel!

Another way Autogas is better is that, in the rare event of a leak, Autogas will not harm the air, soil, water, or plants. It simply dissipates into the air. Gasoline or diesel? If those do spill, there can be serious environmental ramifications, and some serious hassle and expense to clean it up.

Reduced emissions, better efficiency, reduced maintenance, and longer lifespan (which keeps a lot of junk out of landfills) are some reasons why Autogas vehicles are becoming popular with businesses, municipalities, and school districts alike.

If your municipality has fleet vehicles and first responder vehicles, converting to Autogas is a win for your community. Ditto for school districts with buses. Not only will you be reducing greenhouse gas emissions in your community, making it a cleaner and healthier place to live, but you’ll be saving taxpayer money with lower fuel costs, reduced maintenance, and increased lifespan for your vehicles.

Propane Autogas Service From Superior Propane Inc.

Superior Propane Inc. is fully capable of setting up Autogas propane tanks and an Autogas filling station on-site—right at your business! Not only are these filling stations reasonably priced, they’re easy to use. If you can pump gasoline into a car’s gas tank, you can pump propane Autogas, because it works similarly.

An Autogas filling station also makes managing your fuel costs easier. You can track your fleet’s fuel usage and not have to deal with all those reimbursement forms and receipts from gas stations. You and your employees can put that saved time to use on work that generates income for your business.

Contact Superior Propane Inc. today to learn more about propane Autogas and how we can help your business save both time, and money, with our industry-leading solutions.