What is Autogas?
Autogas refers to liquid petroleum gas (LPG), also identified as propane. Autogas is an optional fuel to gasoline and diesel in vehicles that have had an autogas conversion. It is a highly efficient, low carbon producing fuel composed of three parts carbon and eight parts hydrogen. As a result, it is a safer, less expensive alternative fuel with fewer emissions than gasoline.
Where does Autogas come from?
Ninety-nine percent of autogas is produced in North America, helping reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Autogas comes from two domestic processes: it is a by-product of both natural gas processing and the crude oil refining process.
Is Autogas really an alternative fuel?
Yes. Autogas is an approved, alternative clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and National Energy Policy Act of 1992. Autogas burns cleaner than gasoline. And since it’s largely produced in the United States, it lowers fuel costs.
Is AutoGas safe, and How safe is it compared to regular gasoline?
Yes. Autogas is nontoxic, nonpoisonous, and does not contaminant groundwater. Autogas vehicle tanks are made from high carbon steel and are 20 times more puncture resistant than conventional plastic gasoline tanks. It also has the lowest flammability range of any alternative fuel including gasoline.
What are the benefits of Autogas?
• It is less expensive than gasoline or diesel.
• It produces fewer harmful emissions than gasoline or diesel.
• Drivers report that compared to conventional gasoline, autogas provides superior performance and equivalent power.
• Over a vehicle’s lifetime, autogas is better for every line on the budget sheet because it is a clean-burning alternative fuel that doesn’t require the same expensive repairs and replacement parts compared to other fuel vehicles.
Why doesn’t everyone do this? Some fleets simply don’t realize that there is another option out there that can help them control and predict their fuel costs. In some cases, fleets are keeping their autogas usage a secret to continue to enjoy the competitive advantages vs others in their industry. While other fuels may come and go into popularity, autogas has been a steady solution for decades. This has us asking the same question… Why doesn’t everyone do this?
What is Autogas?