It’s clear that California is not lagging behind when we talk about autogas availability. There are close to 1,200 propane dispensing facilities in California alone. And almost all the facilities are basically used to fuel domestic and business applications, for example, recreational vehicles, heaters, barbecues etc.
Again, nearly 50 percent of the propane dispensing facilities are fit for delivering propane as an autogas, however just around 3 percent of all the fuel distributed is used for vehicles and other transportation purposes.
From the year 2000, California has acquired and is presently working 1,600 bi-fuel Propane Ford F-150 pickup trucks. The quantity of propane that is being used by those trucks amount to the largest proportion of petroleum displacement for the state; this quantity could represent nearly 4.4 percent of the aggregate fuel used by those vehicles.
In order to make autogas available for use, the U. S. Division of Energy and the California Energy Commission have provided adequate funding to make 25 autogas propane stations in every part of the state. All the stations that were established across the state are situated in places that make it convenient for use by the Department for Water Resources fleets, CalTrans, and the general public.
The 25 autogas stations provided across the state are extraordinary, and different from other propane filling stations across the state. They are maintained by Delta Liquid Energy and CleanFuel USA. The stations accept credit cards or fleet fuelling card, and offer fuel that’s relatively cheap and rivalled with diesel or gasoline on fuel equivalency basis.
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Propane is a very efficient and low-emission fuel that can assume an essential part as an alternative and non-petroleum fuel for our state and the country at large. Provided there’s conducive environment and incentives, propane can in no time replace the increasing volume of petroleum fuels in California and give a more extensive, and modest transportation fuel showcase in the state and the country as a whole.