Propane Auto Gas Fueling Station Opens in Concord, NH
Concord, NH - Today, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services’ Granite State Clean Cities Coalition, in partnership with Patsy’s Bus Sales, hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening of Patsy’s Propane Auto Gas fueling station located at 112 Hall Street in Concord, NH. The station is open to the public 24 hours/day.
Concord Mayor Jim Bouley joined DES Air Resources Director Craig Wright, Patsy’s Bus Sales Owner Joe Alosa, and CleanFUEL USA Marketing Director Crystelle Markley in opening the station.
"DES applauds the efforts of Patsy’s Bus Sales in opening a public access propane filling station. Use of propane as a transportation fuel helps protect public health and the environment by reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions." said Craig Wright, Director of the DES Air Resources Division. "The Granite State Clean Cities Coalition, our statewide alternative fuel vehicle program, is pleased to have helped identify funding for this station and is grateful to have Patsy’s Bus Sales as a stakeholder in the Coalition."
Propane, a domestic fuel low in particulates, is gaining popularity as a transportation fuel for cars, trucks and buses. Patsy’s new propane fueling station for motor vehicles has a user-friendly design that is similar to gas and diesel dispensers.
"We have always been a proponent of alternative fuel vehicles and adding this retail autogas station is proof that we believe propane autogas is a sustainable fleet fuel," said Joe Alosa, owner of Patsy’s Bus Sales. "When you combine the cost savings with the reduction in emissions, you can’t beat the benefits that autogas offers."This project was made possible through a partnership between Patsy’s Bus Sales and CleanFUEL USA. Funds for this project were provided by the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as part of a national effort to establish networks of propane (autogas) refueling stations. Through this effort, the DOE estimates millions of gallons of petroleum will be displaced annually, thereby reducing the country’s dependence on imported petroleum products.