Propane autogas roundup for March 2012

March 2, 2012 By    

• Arro Autogas builds network of refueling stations
Fleet propane fuel provider Arro Autogas, in partnership with Mobil gas station and Clean Cities Coalition, was set to debut a new autogas refueling station during a grand opening event in Ontario, Calif. Arro Autogas, a division of Delta Liquid Energy, has been expanding its network of fueling locations, and the Mobil station is one of an expected 20 public autogas sites that will open throughout California by the end of the year.

• Roush CleanTech talks autogas at Ohio fleet event
A propane lunch and learn, hosted by Roush CleanTech, educated northern Ohio municipalities and fleets on the benefits of propane autogas in February at National Fleet Services of Ohio (NFSO). The discussion was on the benefits and challenges of adopting propane autogas into a fleet. Attendees were able to see a propane autogas conversion take place, as the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Ford E-Series vans were in the process of being converted at NFSO.

• Alliance AutoGas network adds conversion centers
Alliance AutoGas, with its program to get America’s fleets running on propane autogas, added five new certified conversion centers to its growing national network of partners. Ark Enterprises 2 (Churchville, Va.); Braggs Truck Repair (Berryville, Va.); Green Tech Energy Solutions (Miami); Grimes Auto Service Inc. (Tifton, Ga.); and NDMJ Transportation (Tyler, Texas) are joining Alliance to provide fleets with EPA-certified autogas vehicle conversions, as well as ongoing service and technical support.

• N.C. fleet utilizes transferability of Prins system
Buncombe County (N.C.) fleet Mountain Mobility said it has saved thousands of dollars in fuel costs since converting 10 passenger vans to propane autogas. Now it plans to add to those savings. When Mountain Mobility retired two Ford E-350 autogas passenger vans, Alliance AutoGas transferred the Prins VSI propane autogas systems to newer models. The system is transferrable to any vehicle with the same number of engine cylinders. The retired vehicle can be resold in its original configuration.

• Blue Star Gas touts propane autogas in Las Vegas
Blue Star Gas, the West Coast flagship fuel provider for the national Alliance AutoGas network, showcased a black propane autogas-powered 2008 Ford Expedition at the International Limousine, Charter & Tour Show in February in Las Vegas.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the senior editor of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at kyanik@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3724.

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