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Will You Join the Quest for American Energy?

By December 11, 2013March 11th, 2016Blog, Fuel for Thought

Will You Join the Quest for American Energy? 

Here in America, we love to talk about cleaner air and domestic energy security. 

But it’s a turbulent time in the Middle East. And these types of socio-political economic disturbances always seem to affect us at the pump.

Why do we depend on foreign countries for our main energy supplies? Why are we not focusing more on what is produced here in the U.S.? The good news is that we do have transportation energy alternatives like compressed natural gas and propane autogas.

The decisions you make today give you the power to become part of the solution to air pollution and dependence on foreign oil — and leave the world a better place. It’s not difficult. In fact, you’d be surprised how easy it is.

Providing a cleaner, greener approach to transportation, domestic alternative fuels reduce greenhouse gases and carbon monoxide emissions. And since they’re domestically produced, they empower American energy security while supporting thousands of green jobs.

As an example, the nation has an abundant supply of propane — so much that it started exporting the energy source in 2011. Last year, the U.S. exported 2.5 billion gallons. So far in 2013, the United States has exported an average of 250,000 barrels of propane each month. Propane exports are expected to increase to more than 4 billion gallons per year by 2015.  

As Americans, we consider ourselves to be at the forefront of innovation compared to the rest of the world. Yet when it comes to alternative fuels, many countries are way ahead of us. Did you know that there are more than 19 million vehicles powered by propane autogas in the world today? But only about 150,000 of those operate in the United States. 

With thousands of propane autogas stations throughout the U.S., and the option to establish a propane autogas refueling infrastructure on-site at little or no cost, the reasons not to make the switch disappear.

The time has come to stop exporting our lower-cost and clean energy source to other countries, and use our own resources at home. Will you join that quest?