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By February 14, 2012January 2nd, 2014Knowledge Center


In this section, you’ll find information, facts, and figures on everything from the history and distribution of propane to its safety and price. Find out just how easy it is to refuel a propane autogas vehicle along with the chemical properties that make up a propane molecule. 


Propane autogas, the term for propane when fueling an on-road vehicle, has the attention of fleet and transportation managers for a few reasons: economics, energy security, and the environment. 



Refueling with propane autogas is easy, safe, and fast. Read more about how to refuel, where the closest refueling station is, and how to obtain your own fueling station.



Packing a cleaner, greener approach to transportation, propane-autogas-powered vehicles significantly reduce nitrogen oxide, greenhouse gas, and carbon monoxide emissions than gasoline-powered vehicles. 



In this section, you will learn about the industry’s commitment to a safe product, including the development of state-of-the-art fuel tanks, and the funding of research concerning the inherent qualities of propane autogas.



Over the past 100 years, propane autogas has proven to be a cost-effective alternative fuel to lower operating costs through less expensive fuel and extended maintenance intervals. 




During the 1970’s America imported approximately 35 percent of its oil supply. Today, about 60 percent of the oil consumed in the U.S. is imported, with 70 percent of that used by modes of transportation. 



In 1910, Dr. Walter O. Snelling, a chemist and explosives expert for the U.S. Bureau of Mines, was contacted to investigate vapors coming from a gasoline tank vent of a newly purchased Ford Model T. 



In addition to on-road vehicles fueled by propane, many off-road engine applications are sold throughout the United States, including mowers, trimmers, leaf blowers and forklifts.