Propane, or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is the third widest used transportation fuel in the world, following gasoline and diesel. Propane is an odorless, non-toxic hydrocarbon gas at normal pressures and temperatures. When pressurized, it is a liquid with an energy density 270 times greater than its gaseous form. A propane vehicle operates similarly to a gasoline or diesel vehicle by burning the gas in an internal combustion engine. Since the fuel is cleaner-burning, a propane vehicle has fewer emissions, and propane helps reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Propane School Buses are just better…
A very common application for propane is in school buses, where propane can be bought in bulk for much cheaper than diesel to save on operating costs, and the buses are also much quieter. The animated video below creatively explains these benefits and more.
AmeriGas Clean Community Grant
To encourage school districts switch to propane fueled buses, AmeriGas has developed a grant system to help ease the transition. School districts now have the opportunity to replace their diesel buses and receive up to $5,000.00 for each newly purchased propane powered school bus. The school districts that make this transition and apply for this grant are making a smart decision for their schools, their students, and their communities. Please click here to learn more about this amazing opportunity.
Propane Fueling Station Locator