PROPANE PRODUCTS : Motor Fuel

• Propane is the third most widely used transportation fuel in the world! It can be used in many vehicles as an alternative to gasoline and diesel.

• Purchasing a Propane Powered vehicle can offer significant tax advantages! Contact your tax professional for the latest news on 2007 energy legislation.

• Propane is stored on a vehicle as a liquid under a modest pressure but is lighter than a gallon of gasoline or diesel. That means the combined weight of propane and its tank is usually no greater than the combined weight of the other fuels and tank.

• As one of the simple hydrocarbons (C 3 H 8 ), propane has inherent advantages over other fuels like gasoline. There is no contamination or dilution of engine oil, which results in longer engine life and longer intervals between oil changes. PLUS propane provides a higher octane rating of 104 as compared to 87-94 for gasoline. See "how stuff works" for more info on octane ratings.

• As an engine fuel propane has over twice the BTU heating value of natural gas. AND because propane is stored as a liquid instead of a highly compressed gas, the amount of fuel in the tank is much greater than CNG.

• Propane is the single most widely used fuel in forklifts. Class 4-6 forklifts consume over 390 million gallons of propane compared to 65 million gallons of gasoline and diesel. (According to the 1995 GRI MacKay report.) The PERC website has a more detailed explanation of the types of forklifts in operation. www.propanecouncil.org

• Tailpipe emissions from propane powered engines have the potential to be the lowest available. Technology has done wonderful things to clean up emissions from gasoline powered vehicles. This same technology has been adapted for propane resulting in vehicles that EXCEED today's emission standards. Because of the low emission capability of propane, financial incentives are available to help offset the cost of adapting gasoline engines to propane power.

• Putting up with the NOISE of a diesel powered vehicle because you think you are saving money? Today's energy markets are in great turmoil. Even though propane is derived from crude oil and natural gas, the price of propane doesn't track each of those fuels or their byproducts equally. Over the past five years, propane has trended lower in price per mile than any other transportation fuel. And propane engines are QUIET!

• We're here to help. Contact your Delta Liquid Energy professional to find out ways that propane can lower the cost of operating your fleet!

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