World markets, propane autogas grab attention at summit in Washington, D.C.

March 10, 2011 By    

World leaders of the propane industry convened in Washington, D.C., in February for the World LP Gas Association (WLPGA) North American-European Summit, themed LP Gas: Exceptional Energy for North America and Europe.

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) co-hosted delegates from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America to foster greater global collaboration and innovation in developing promising propane utilization technologies.

ICF International Vice President Bruce Henning addressed delegates about a report that forecasts growing U.S. propane supplies from the development of abundant natural gas shale resources.

During separate sessions on the future of North American and European propane markets, summit delegates explored issues crucial to the continued success of propane autogas markets. The consensus was that the markets, while diverse, are quite similar.

The North American market for vehicles fueled by propane autogas is gaining momentum as more fleet operators become aware of the environmental and economic advantages of switching to propane autogas. U.S. propane industry leaders recently agreed to use the term “propane autogas” to identify propane that fuels on-road vehicles.

North American industry leaders such as Roush CleanTech, CleanFuel USA, Blossman Gas, Ferrellgas, Autogas for America and Alliance AutoGas addressed the high environmental and performance characteristics of propane autogas vehicles.

Also at the summit, PERC received a WLPGA Distinguished Service Award for its leadership in the research and development of propane technology.

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