ThompsonGas receives funding from Pennsylvania DEP

February 8, 2022 By    

Frederick, Maryland-based ThompsonGas received nearly $400,000 in alternative fuel funding to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Pennsylvania.

The funding is part of a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that totals more than $2.7 million to be awarded to 18 cleaner fuel transportation projects statewide.

The program funds projects that replace older gasoline- or diesel-fueled vehicles with cleaner fuel vehicles and supports the installation of corresponding fueling stations. This project is estimated to clear the air of nearly 270,000 tons of carbon emissions.

Part of the funding, in the amount of about $280,000, will go toward the purchase of 27 class 3-plus propane-fueled vehicles at the locations of LKQ Corp. in York and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The rest of the funding, about $159,000, will be spent on the installation of two propane autogas refueling stations to fuel and support LKQ’s retrofitted fleet vehicles.

LKQ Corp. is a recycler of automotive vehicles and has partnered with ThompsonGas on multiple autogas projects across the country.

“ThompsonGas’ commitment to autogas is proven by the transition to running our own fleet on our own fuel,” Monte McLeod, director of autogas for ThompsonGas, says in a news release. “Safety, lower cost per mile and environmental responsibility are just a few of the reasons that ThompsonGas and many others around the country are turning to autogas.”

Founded in 1946, ThompsonGas provides propane services to more than 230,000 residential and commercial customers across 21 states in the East, Southeast, West and Midwest. The company ranks No. 7 among U.S. propane marketers for sales of retail propane gallons, according to LP Gas’ 2022 Top Propane Retailers ranking.

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