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Propane gains acceptance in Oregon

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Propane is catching on as a gasoline alternative in Oregon.

Propane is already an established vehicle fuel in other parts of the world. Dubbed propane autogas or simply autogas, it fuels 17.5 million cars worldwide, though only 180,000 of those are in the United States.

In Oregon, the Portland-based Franz Family Bakeries has fueled 40 of its 1,400-vehicle delivery fleet with propane for 30 years. Tommy Moreno, Franz’s fleet manager, said it’s been difficult to find the technology to convert newer vehicles to propane, though the company already has a dependable propane-fueling infrastructure at locations throughout Oregon.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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