Propane autogas prevalent in Houston-area vehicle fleets

June 13, 2013 By    

The Houston area has numerous examples of vehicle fleets running on propane autogas, according to the Propane Council of Texas. The fleets include the Humble, Splendora and Conroe independent school districts – as well as the Houston Independent School District, the nation’s largest school district, which operates 112 autogas vehicles. Propane autogas is widely available across Texas with 700 autogas fuel stations statewide, the Propane Council of Texas reports. There are 15 public autogas fueling stations in Houston and about 60 within 50 miles of the city. Fleets can also choose to install on-site fueling infrastructure at a low cost, the council adds. The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced grant funding for light- and heavy-duty vehicles, as well as fueling infrastructure for fleets in Harris, Fort Bend, Waller, Montgomery, Liberty, Chambers, Galveston and Brazoria counties. Visit www.houston-cleancities.org for more information.

Pictured above: A propane autogas school bus at the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Clean Fleet Conference, courtesy of the Propane Council of Texas.

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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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