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Westport Branches to Propane Autogas

July 7, 2015 in Companies, New Products, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Dedicated Liquid-Injection for F-150 to Meet EPA & California Standards:
‘We Are Evolving to a Full-Service Alternative Fuel Provider,’ Says Shaffer

Westport said today that it will offer dedicated, liquid propane systems for 2016 Ford F-150 trucks with the 5.0-liter engine, augmenting the upfitter’s compressed natural gas systems for the vehicle type.
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PERC Straight Talk: 1,000 for UPS

May 20, 2014 in Education, PERC Straight Talk, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  Comments Off on PERC Straight Talk: 1,000 for UPS

Seventh in Series of Videos Focuses on 1,000 Propane Trucks for UPS

UPS area automotive manager Kelly Pruitt and colleagues Chad Clark and Robert Mendez explain why the package delivery giant is fielding 1,000 propane autogas delivery trucks. They do so in the seventh of a series of “Straight Talk” videos, freely accessible on the web, prepared by the Propane Education & Research Council and extolling the use of propane autogas for fleet vehicles of different types.

This is the seventh of the PERC Straight Talk
videos debuted by Fleets & Fuels

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Worthington Readies 26-Inch CNG Tanks

May 2, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Production of Cylinders for Heavy NGVs to Begin This Summer,
Firm Will Also Show ASME-Approved Toroidal Tanks for Propane

Worthington Industries has prepared a new line of large-diameter Type III compressed natural gas cylinders for debut at the ACT Expo show next week in Long Beach, Calif. Worthington plans production of four standard cylinder types, with custom sizes of 26-inch tanks to 120 inches in length. The firm will also debut a line of toroidal fuel tanks for propane autogas.
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Propane Engine Fuel Summit March 27

March 14, 2014 in Conference/Meeting, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Autogas Event on March 27 Kicks Off AltCarExpo Texas

PropaneEngineFuelSummitThe Summit, now in its fourth year, is being held March 27 at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas.

Organizers of the 2014 Propane Engine Fuel Summit are urging Texas municipalities, school districts and businesses to come discuss the benefits – and challenges – of fueling with propane autogas.

Representatives of the City of Fort Worth, Dallas County Schools, Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities and Northwest Propane Gas will discuss propane autogas fueling infrastructure, economic and environmental factors, and equipment.

‘Driving Job Creation’

“As the leading alternative fuel in the United States, propane autogas has come a long way since it first appeared as an engine fuel in 1913,” says Curtis Donaldson, managing director and founder of Georgetown, Texas-based CleanFuel USA. He’s to discuss The Future of Propane Autogas.

“The possibilities for this fuel are just getting started,” Donaldson said in an event release. “This American-made resource is saving more than just cash at the pump. It’s driving job creation and energy security by keeping our fuel dollars within our own economy.”

The Texas AltCar Conference & Expo will be held March 27-29 at the Irving Convention Center.

The Texas AltCar Conference & Expo will be held March 27-29 at the Irving Convention Center.

AltCar Expo Texas Follows the Propane Summit

The Propane Engine Fuel Summit is organized by TSN Communications. Participation will be available via a free online webcast on March 27, sponsored by the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

In addition to the above, the Summit agenda includes fleet managers with propane autogas experience, and executives from the Propane Education & Resource Council, Roush CleanTech, and the Industrial Truck Association.

The Summit kicks off AltCarExpo Texas, now in its fifth year, organized by Platia Productions, runs March 27-29.


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Source: TSN Communications with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

PERC Straight Talk: DirecTV Los Angeles

February 24, 2014 in Education, PERC Straight Talk, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  Comments Off on PERC Straight Talk: DirecTV Los Angeles

Sixth in Series of Videos Focuses on Michigan Transportation Company

DirecTV fleet services director Brandon Morris explains why the cable provider has converted 77 vehicles in Southern California to propane autogas in the sixth of a series of “Straight Talk” videos, freely accessible on the web, prepared by the Propane Education & Research Council and extolling the use of propane autogas for fleet vehicles of different types.

This is the sixth of the PERC Straight Talk
videos being debuted weekly by Fleets & Fuels

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PERC Straight Talk: AAustin Express

February 18, 2014 in Education, PERC Straight Talk, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  Comments Off on PERC Straight Talk: AAustin Express

Fifth in Series of Videos Focuses on Michigan Transportation Company

Operations VP Adam McCloe of Michigan’s AAustin Express and GM Freight explains why the company has converted 90 of its 175 vehicles to propane autogas in the fifth of a series of “Straight Talk” videos, freely accessible on the web, prepared by the Propane Education & Research Council extolling the use of propane autogas for fleet vehicles of different types.

This is the fifth of the PERC Straight Talk
videos being debuted weekly by Fleets & Fuels

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PERC Straight Talk: Prince George’s

February 10, 2014 in Education, PERC Straight Talk, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  Comments Off on PERC Straight Talk: Prince George’s

Fourth in Series of Videos Focuses on Prince George’s County Fleet

Propane autogas is among the fuels used in a fleet of more than 4,300 vehicles operated by Prince George’s County, Md. Fleet manager Rick Hilmer explains why the County has made a start with propane autogas as it moves away from petroleum in the fourth of a series of “Straight Talk” videos, freely accessible on the web, prepared by the Propane Education & Research Council extolling the use of propane autogas for fleet vehicles of different types.

This is the fourth of the PERC Straight Talk
videos being debuted weekly by Fleets & Fuels

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PERC Straight Talk: ThyssenKrupp

February 3, 2014 in Education, PERC Straight Talk, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Third in Series of Videos Focuses on ThyssenKrupp Elevator

Propane autogas fuels more than 70 vehicles operated by ThyssenKrupp Elevator in five states, displacing some 2,000 gallons of gasoline per vehicle, per year, says fleet manager Tom Armstrong. He makes the case for propane autogas in the third of a series of “Straight Talk” videos, freely accessible on the web, prepared by the Propane Education & Research Council extolling the use of propane autogas for fleet vehicles of different types.

This is the third of the PERC Straight Talk
videos being debuted weekly by Fleets & Fuels

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PERC Straight Talk: Mesa Public Schools

January 28, 2014 in Education, PERC Straight Talk, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Second in Series of Videos Focuses on Mesa Public Schools in Arizona

Propane has helped make it easier to buy and maintain school buses, says Ron Latko, director of transportation and fleet management for the Mesa Public Schools in Mesa, Ariz. He makes the case for propane autogas in the second of a series of “Straight Talk” videos, freely accessible on the web, prepared by the Propane Education & Research Council extolling the use of propane autogas for fleet vehicles of different types.

This is the second of the PERC Straight Talk
videos being debuted weekly by Fleets & Fuels

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PERC’s Straight Talk on Propane Autogas

January 21, 2014 in Education, PERC Straight Talk, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Series of Videos to Highlight Fleets’ Propane Autogas Use

The Propane Education & Research Council has prepared a series of “Straight Talk” videos, freely accessible on the web, extolling the use of propane autogas for fleet vehicles of different types.

Each of the PERC videos will be debuted
in the coming weeks by Fleets & Fuels

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Propane Vehicles at Work Truck Show

January 11, 2014 in Propane, WorkTruck2014 by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

NTEA Meeting’s ‘First Dedicated Propane Autogas Test Drive Event’

The Propane Education & Research Council will stage a ride-and-drive for propane autogas vehicles at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis in early March. It will run concurrently with the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive at the NTEA event. updated March 4

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CleanFuel USA Secures UL Listing

January 7, 2014 in Infrastructure, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First-Ever UL Nod for Gilbarco Encore S LPG Retail Propane Autogas Dispenser

CleanFuel USA said today that it’s secured the first-ever Underwriters Laboratories listing for the Gilbarco Encore S LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) retail fuel dispenser for propane autogas.
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CleanFuel USA for 85 Propane Stations

October 15, 2013 in Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Retail Outlets for Propane Autogas as Part of Federal Grant

CleanFuel USA said Tuesday that it’s completed 85 retail propane autogas fueling stations, spread across 13 states, via a $12 million grant from the Department of Energy’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Texas State Technical College – TSTC – served as the lead grantee.
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STI Saves with LPG School Buses

July 10, 2013 in Fleet Order, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Has $1.60 Contract as It’s Adding 700 Buses, Omaha Event Next Week
Marks The ‘Largest Propane Autogas School Bus Purchase In History’

Student Transportation, Inc. is celebrating propane school buses, in particular the Blue Bird vehicles with Roush CleanTech fuel systems it’s deploying in Omaha and other school districts.
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Alliance Autogas for Prins in U.S.

February 12, 2013 in Companies, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Alliance Founder Blossman Setting Up a Tech Center Too

Alliance AutoGas said Tuesday will be the U.S. distributor for Prins propane vehicle equipment. And, Alliance AutoGas has unveiled a U.S. Autogas Technology Center at its headquarters in Asheville, N.C.
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Americas Autogas Seeks Partners

February 5, 2013 in Companies, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Reports U.S. Exclusive on Versus LPG Kits from Poland

Franklin, Ind.-based Americas Autogas is seeking U.S. installers and distributors for propane autogas conversion kits from Poland’s FHT Versus.
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Bozeman Blue Birds on Propane

February 1, 2013 in Fleet Order, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First Student Gets the Nod from Montana School Board

First Student has placed an order with Blue Bird Bus for 47-propane-fueled vehicles on behalf of Montana’s Bozeman Public Schools, marking the first placement of propane-fueled Blue Bird buses in the state.
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