As Gas Prices Spike, Propane Eyed as Clean Alternative for Vehicles

With gasoline prices predicted to rise as much as 25 cents a gallon following a drone attack on two Saudi oil facilities that temporarily disrupted world oil supplies, propane gas is gaining new attention as a more stable fuel alternative for vehicles.

“Fluctuating gasoline and diesel prices should motivate consumers, specifically commercial fleet operators, to consider running propane fueled vehicles,” Brian Richesson, editor-in-chief of LP Gas Magazine, which covers the propane industry, told Newsmax.

“These fleet operators will benefit from low fuel costs when they lock in prices with their local propane providers and they’ll benefit from low maintenance costs because propane is a clean-burning fuel.”

Richesson adds that one of propane’s “greatest success stories” is with school buses. “Hundreds of school districts across the United States are now operating their buses on propane autogas because they’re realizing the operational and environmental benefits of the clean-burning fuel,” he says.