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Propane is a clean-burning fuel, cleaner than conventional gasoline and diesel because it produces less carbon dioxide when it is burned. Carbon dioxide is a necessary, good and natural part of the Earth's atmosphere. It is an essential contributor to what is known as the greenhouse effect, the combination of elements in earth's atmosphere that allows the planet to retain heat. The more carbon dioxide there is, the warmer the climate. Reducing human consumption of carbon-based fuels helps maintain the natural balance of gases in the atmosphere and temperatures on the planet.
A more detailed and scientific explanation about propane vehicle emissions and their impact on the Earth's atmosphere is available from the US Department of Energy.
The Railroad Commission of Texas answers these three common and related questions about propane:
Did you know propane can be used to cook your food (indoors and out), dry your clothes, and heat and light your pool? There are other benefits too. Are you taking full advantage?
Propane can be used to fuel properly configured home and business appliances including camp stoves, clothes dryers, cook tops, fireplaces, freezers, refrigerators and more.
Propane is a clean and inexpensive fueling option for a whole variety of commercial and residential vehicles and equipment:
If you are considering using propane to fuel fleet vehicles in this market, we recommend Alliance Auto Gas. Alliance helps companies switch from gasoline to propane vehicles to save money and reduce emissions.
The Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program offers Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates to assist eligible residents with the incremental cost of purchasing propane vehicles. As of October 2011, rebates of $1,000 are available for propane vehicles.
The Propane Education and Research Council has a convenient propane refueling infrastructure map which allows you to search for alternative fuel refueling stations by address, zip or state. The map lists over 2,400 refueling stations across the United States with 48 propane refueling stations (2012) conveniently located in Pennsylvania alone.
Vehicle refueling stations in this part of the state are few and far between. Kauffman does not refuel fleet vehicles or motor homes. If you need fleet refueling, your best bet is reach out to Alliance Auto Gas for referrals. For motor homes, we recommend asking your motor home association for suggested refueling options. Many campgrounds offer this service, just be sure to check ahead of time so you can make appropriate arrangements if they do not.
Below are propane-friendly companies we recommend in this area. Call us if you don't see a company you are considering on this list. We'll do our best to answer your questions.
Fireplace Installation and Service:
Agricultural Equipment Sales, Service & Repair:
Heating and Air Conditioning Companies
Propane fueled food establishments: