Propane Autogas Vehicle Sales Overcoming Challenges

Carrie Muehling

Sales of propane autogas vehicles in 2017 were down just slightly from the previous year, despite low gasoline and diesel prices and the absence of federal incentives for alternative fuels from the federal government. The autogas fleet vehicles sold during 2017 will consume approximately 36.8 million gallons of clean propane autogas annually, according to the Propane Education & Research Council. …

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Anheuser-Busch Distributor Tests Propane Autogas Trucks

Cindy Zimmerman

Southern Eagle Distributing, one of the oldest continual Anheuser-Busch distributorships in the United States, has purchased two propane autogas vehicles to reduce both emissions and costs. “Southern Eagle Distributing has adopted propane autogas technology to reduce our overall emissions and create a more environmentally friendly and green fleet,” said Jim Henderson, vice president of operations for Southern Eagle Distributing. The …

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Propane Fuels Nestle Beverage Delivery Trucks

Cindy Zimmerman

Nestlé Waters North America recently deployed more than 400 additional medium-duty ReadyRefresh℠ by Nestlé® beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. The company now operates nearly 600 of these alternatively fueled trucks, which make up about 30 percent of its total North American fleet. “Becoming a better steward of our environment is a priority for Nestlé Waters,” said Bill Ardis, …

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PERC Announces New Propane Farm Incentive Program

kelly marshall

If you’ve been thinking about switching to propane, now is the time, says Cinch Munson, director of agriculture business development at the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).  The Propane Farm Incentive program has been newly revised, taking it from a two-step process to one-step where farmers receive their application packet from the dealer when they purchase a piece of …

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New Propane Irrigation Engines Available

cindy zimmerman

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has partnered with Origin Engines to develop new 5.7- and 6.2- liter engines, EPA-certified and optimized for industrial applications like irrigation and power generation. Pete Stout, Origin Engines PERC invested in the research and development of Origin’s new engines, providing industry expertise and financial support through the research, development, and testing process for …

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AFV Day Odyssey Highlights Propane Autogas

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey, sponsored by Alliance AutoGas and the Propane Education and Research Council, kicks off today in Dallas, Texas in advance of Earth Day activities. National AFV Day Odyssey is a nationwide celebration conducted to educate the public about the importance of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and to promote their widespread adoption. …

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2016 Propane Autogas Vehicle Sales Increase

Kelly Marshall

Figures from 2016 show sales in propane autogas vehicles have increased nearly 8 percent over 2015, according to the Propane Education & Research Council. The more than 14,000 light, medium and heavy duty propane autogas trucks sold last year is the most in a single year since 2012. The data shows that there are almost 200,000 such vehicles being used …

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#Classic17 Features #Propane Power

Cindy Zimmerman

Propane power was on display at the Commodity Classic in many forms. We had the opportunity to walk through what’s new in propane with Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) director of agriculture business development Cinch Munson. Watch the video below and listen to the interview to learn more about propane autogas use on the farm, the new Quick-Connect Nozzle, …

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GROWMARK Growing as a Propane Retailer

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK ranked as the fifth largest propane retailer in the United States by LP Gas Magazine with sales of over 211 million retail gallons of propane during 2016. “Propane is used for a lot of different reasons,” says Zach Baugher, GROWMARK Propane Marketing & Technical Services Manager. “Home heat, livestock building heat, grain dryers, and now we’re starting to see …

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PERC Launches Autogas Newsletter

Cindy Zimmerman

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is launching a new quarterly e-newsletter this month for transportation professionals interested in propane autogas. “We know how busy transportation professionals are every day, so we’re going to take only the most important must-have news and information, and package it in an easy-to-consume format every quarter,” said Michael Taylor, director of autogas business …

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