Propane has been an important part of America’s energy mix for more than a century. What makes it popular, however, is what separates it from conventional fuels like gasoline, diesel, and electric.
Propane is a clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act. Substituting propane for other fuels such as gasoline and fuel oil is an economical and viable step towards cleaner air. Using propane reduces the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and air pollutants like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide.
“A sustainable fuel that reduces your carbon footprint.”Kelly Reagan, City of Columbus Fleet Administrator
America produces more than enough propane to meet demand. In fact, the U.S. is propane’s leading producer. Propane is an abundant bridge fuel, making it a clean-burning alternative to gasoline and diesel that can address energy challenges while long-term renewable technologies are developed.
Despite sharp declines in oil prices, domestic propane production is expected to continue to grow rapidly, keeping downward pressure on average propane prices relative to oil prices.
The OPGA is offering a $5,000 rebate to help propane customers make the transition to propane powered vehicles and participate in an industry that provides clean, American, abundant and affordable fuel to Ohio.