United States: Baltimore airport fleets can access Autogas at new refuelling station
Sharp Energy, Inc., propane retailer on the Delmarva Peninsula and subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, has built and put into operation an LPG fuelling station for fleet vehicles located near the Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Airport. Airport shuttles, school bus companies, and commercial fleets can use this new fuelling station to power their fleets with Autogas, a preferred alternative fuel option that reduces emissions and yields savings.
“We are excited to add this fuelling station to the company’s growing network of clean, reliable and affordable energy options,” said Elaine B. Bittner, Chief Operating Officer of Sharp Energy, Inc. “Our Autogas stations support Chesapeake Utilities’ environmental initiatives in supplying LPG, a clean burning alternative fuel, to the rapidly growing number of fleet vehicles in the area.”
MBG Enterprise, a Baltimore area school bus company that has already begun using the new station to power ten school buses, will be displacing more than 30,000 gallons of diesel a year. The company has recently added eight additional Autogas buses for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
Mitch Gunther, owner of MBG Enterprise, commented: “We decided to make the switch to propane-powered vehicles last year and we could not be happier. The simplicity of fuelling is fantastic; customer support is another reason we decided to procure more Autogas buses this year.”
Propane reduces carbon monoxide emissions up to 60% compared to diesel on a life-cycle basis while reducing smog-producing hydrocarbons by an estimated 80%. “Autogas is the most widely used alternative to gasoline and diesel fuel in the world because of its clean, domestic and economic benefits,” added S. Robert Zola, President of Sharp Energy, Inc. If you want to know more, please check this link.