Texas group pushes propane

To help boost the public profile of propane autogas as it fights for its place among alternative fuels, the The Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) has a new public campaign to educate Texans on the fuel.

The effort, Propane Autogas: Fueling Texas, is designed to tout the benefits of running fleet vehicles and equipment on propane autogas. The event kicked off back in March with a ride-and-drive event at the Texas Capitol during Texas Propane Day.

The organization has also launched a website, FuelingTexas.com. The site will be regularly updated with news, educational resources and more, the group said.

Information on the benefits of propane autogas, as well as available incentives, tax credits, upcoming events and details about autogas for both on-road vehicles and off-road options can be found on the site as well.

The statewide effort will include presentations and road shows to give hands-on experience with propane autogas technology.

According to the group, propane autogas is used to fuel 18 million vehicles around the world.

“Vehicle fleets that use autogas save an average of 30-50% on fuel costs compared to fleets that use gasoline or diesel,” said Jackie Mason, education and marketing director for ProCOT. “Plus, 98% of the U.S. propane autogas supply is made in America, and Texas is home to the world’s largest propane storage capacity. Choosing autogas contributes to a greener, stronger economy on both a national and state level.”

There are more than 700 propane fueling stations in Texas, not including private onsite fueling locations.

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