ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

Propane autogas is a clean burning fuel listed in the Clean Air Act (1990) and the Energy Policy Act (1992). Vehicles running on propane autogas experience many benefits, including reduced emissions and a reduced carbon footprint.

Propane autogas has one of the lowest on-site emission rates of any major energy source, and it produces significantly lower emissions than gasoline, diesel and electricity on a per-Btu basis.

Choosing propane autogas lowers your carbon footprint. It produces significantly lower amounts of particulates, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, hydrocarbon, greenhouse gas emissions and other emissions, compared to gasoline or diesel. Propane autogas also cuts emissions of toxins and carcinogens, such as toluene and benzene.

Using propane vehicles instead of conventional vehicles reduces U.S. dependence on foreign oil and increases energy security. The vast majority of propane consumed in the United States is produced here and is distributed through an already established infrastructure.

According to the US Department of Energy, “Propane is nontoxic, nonpoisonous, and insoluble in water. Compared with vehicles fueled by conventional diesel and gasoline, propane vehicles can produce lower amounts of some harmful air pollutants and greenhouse gases, depending on vehicle type, drive cycle, and engine calibration.”

With an increasing emphasis on environmental responsibility nationwide, propane autogas fleets also benefit from green branding opportunities. These advantages include increased media coverage, differentiation from competitors, and stronger customer loyalty.