There’s a reason why propane has gained popularity around the world as a safe, clean alternative to gasoline and diesel. As covered in the recent issue of Clean Cities Now, fleets are finding that propane allows for lower and more stable fuel pricing than conventional motor fuels.
Each quarter, Clean Cities coalitions survey alternative fuel prices and the aggregate results are made available to the public. In January 2014, with gasoline prices at an average $3.25 per gallon and diesel at an average $3.84 in the Midwest, propane was priced more than one dollar per gallon less – at an average $2.73. Results from October 2013 came in with a similar spread at nearly one dollar less per gallon than gasoline. Further, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, over a 15 year period propane was consistently 30% to 40% less expensive than gasoline on a per gallon basis.
National companies like Schwan’s and UPS are satisfied users of propane within their fleets as are local enterprises including Charlotte Public Schools and Michigan State University. These and other fleets are helping to prove the value of this alternative fuel type. Maybe your organization will be the next to adopt propane in your fleet. Learn more at our event in June – Jump Start Your Green Fleet with Propane.