At the GoGreen ’12 Seattle conference last week, Blue Star Gas hosted a panel discussing the most clean, cost-effective alternative vehicle fuel options for fleets, like propane autogas.
Blue Star Gas is the West Coast fuel provider of the national Alliance AutoGas network. The GoGreen ’12 Seattle Conference, held at the Washington State Convention Center, is designed to educate, motivate and inspire business leaders to take their green programs to the next level by giving them actionable steps to make their organizations more sustainable.
The Blue Star Gas panel, “Green Your Fleet: Integrating Alternative Vehicle Strategies into Your Business,” provided expert insight on how switching fleets to operating on alternative fuels can help businesses cut back on fuel and maintenance costs while also reducing their carbon footprint. Participants included representatives from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, Waste Management, and the fleets of Seattle Children’s Hospital and Coinstar/Redbox.
“Switching to propane autogas is an affordable way for businesses to green their fleets and start saving on fuel costs right away, but many may not realize propane vehicle fuel is an option,” said Darren Engle, marketing director of Blue Star Gas and also chairman of the Propane Education and Research Council’s Research and Technology Development Working Group. “Not only does running on an American-made clean fuel like propane autogas significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and harmful pollutants, it also allows fleets to avoid the gasoline price spikes we have come to expect year after year.”
Fleets running on autogas are currently saving more than $1.25 per gallon compared to gasoline, and autogas is 30 percent cleaner. Propane autogas is the most widely used alternative fuel in the world, powering more than 17 million vehicles globally. With 98 percent of the U.S. autogas supply produced in North America, autogas plays a vital role in enhancing national energy security.