Autogas FAQs


WHAT IS PROPANE AUTOGAS?
Propane is a by-product of natural gas and petroleum, occurring naturally from domestic oil refining and natural gas processing. It is 270 times more compact as a liquid than as a gas, making it highly economical to store and transport providing four times the range for the same size fuel tank as compressed natural gas (CNG).

IS PROPANE DOMESTICALLY PRODUCED?
More than 90 percent of domestic supplies of propane are from natural gas processing and petroleum refining here in the USA.

HOW BIG IS THE MARKET FOR VEHICLES FUELED BY PROPANE AUTOGAS?
Globally there are more than 23 million vehicles in service using propane Autogas as a fuel source. In the U.S., propane Autogas vehicles number 270,000, making it the third most common engine fuel behind gasoline and diesel. The proven use of propane Autogas and the domestic availability of propane Autogas fueling stations make propane Autogas a smart primary fuel option that’s available today.

IS PROPANE AUTOGAS READILY AVAILABLE?
Propane Autogas is available, right here, right now with MORE being discovered virtually every day!

IS PROPANE AUTOGAS COST EFFECTIVE?
Propane Autogas has historically been less expensive per gallon than gasoline. And burning a cleaner fuel through your engine means lower maintenance costs. Since propane Autogas systems are sealed and under pressure the fuel stays in the vechicle it was intended for.

IS PROPANE AUTOGAS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY?
By using propane Autogas, a vehicle’s environmental impact is significantly reduced, with 60 percent less carbon monoxide, 20 percent less nitrogen, and up to 24 percent less greenhouse gas emissions. Compared to gasoline or diesel, choosing propane Autogas lessens your carbon footprint.

IS PROPANE AUTOGAS RELIABLE AND SAFE?
Propane Autogas is a nontoxic, non-carcinogenic, and noncorrosive fuel. It poses no hazard to groundwater, surface water, or soil. Because it is released as a gas, propane does not spill, pool, or leave residue. Propane Autogas vehicles are tested extensively to perform safely in both normal driving and crash situations, with specially designed pressure relief devices installed in every tank to allow the safe release of pressure should it rise above preset levels. In addition, the tanks used to hold propane are Many times more puncture resistant than gasoline tanks.