By Gary Thomas
Propane retailers, Sharp Energy and Eastern Propane have become a part of the growing network of Alliance AutoGas to facilitate the switching of more vehicle fleets in East Coast to clean, low-cost propane autogas.
Fueling 18 million vehicles worldwide, autogas enables US fleets to lower fuel expenses, while enhancing the quality of air in their local communities. As Alliance AutoGas network partners, Sharp Energy and Eastern Propane will offer autogas fueling and facilitate fuel station installation, vehicle conversions, maintenance and safety training, and continuous support for fleets operating in their Alliance network regions. Sharp Energy will cover Eastern Maryland, Delaware and the shore of Eastern Virginia and Eastern Propane will serve New Jersey.
Since propane autogas is 30% cleaner when compared to gasoline, autogas vehicles release considerably less amount of greenhouse gases and adverse pollutants. Propane autogas’ cleaner-burning quality increases engine life and reduces maintenance requirements of vehicles. Moreover, since the United States produces 98% of its autogas supply, autogas utilization also decreases the country’s foreign oil dependence.
Oak Ridge, New Jersey-headquartered Eastern Propane delivers clean propane energy to residences and businesses, as well as installation, repair and maintenance services for gas heating appliances and systems across northern New Jersey, southern New York and northeastern Pennsylvania. Sharp Energy is a major propane company on the Delmarva Peninsula and has offices in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.
Stuart Weidie, President at Alliance AutoGas, stated that autgas is the most economical domestic clean fuel as its implementation expenses are much lower than other fuel alternatives. Besides saving fuel expenses for fleets, autogas helps improve the energy security of the country and safeguards the environment.