LONG BEACH, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance AutoGas partner Blue Star Gas is appearing at the 2011 ACT Expo and Propane Engine Fuel Summit this week to educate attendees on the benefits of running fleet vehicles on propane autogas. Blue Star Gas Director of Marketing Darren Engle represents nationwide autogas network Alliance AutoGas in multiple forums, May 3-6. Alliance AutoGas provides autogas vehicle conversions, on-site fueling infrastructure and fuel supply, as well as ongoing technical support to public and private fleets.
"Speaking at the ACT Expo is a significant opportunity, not only to educate people on the environmental and cost savings that propane autogas offers, but also to spread the word about the infrastructure options Alliance AutoGas provides to their fleet customers," says Engle. "One obstacle other alternative fuel users face is the logistics of making the switch, but Alliance AutoGas takes the complications out of getting fleets up and running on autogas."
Engle, an autogas expert who recently testified in the Oregon State House of Representatives regarding alternative fuel legislation, is hosting two presentations early in the week for the Propane Summit: one about autogas vehicle offerings from Alliance AutoGas, and another specifically regarding infrastructure solutions for fleets. The Propane Summit offers a live webcast from the Long Beach Convention Center.
During the ACT Expo Infrastructure panel on Thursday, May 5, Engle's presentation titled "Right Here, Right Now: Why Fleets Across America are Choosing Propane Autogas" will detail how autogas is growing in popularity in the United States as a low-cost, eco-friendly, American-made and reliable alternative fuel. Engle will also provide an overview of current autogas infrastructure in the United States and outline affordable fleet fueling options. Two Alliance AutoGas vehicles will be featured during the ACT Expo, including a Crown Victoria police interceptor for test-driving and a Ford Expedition on display in the Propane Education and Research Council's "Propane Pavilion" in booth 524.
The U.S. supply of clean-burning autogas is 90 percent domestically produced and saves drivers more than $1 per gallon versus gasoline. As the flagship West Coast fuel supplier for the Alliance AutoGas network, Blue Star Gas helps make autogas a viable choice for area fleets.
About Blue Star Gas
Blue Star Gas is a full service propane distribution company offering the highest caliber of customer care across 45,000 square miles and 10 unique Oregon and California markets. With 73 years in the propane industry, Blue Star is proud to be a family-owned company and an integral part of the Alliance AutoGas comprehensive program. For more information on Blue Star Gas or the Alliance AutoGas network, visit www.bluestargas.com and www.allianceautogas.com.
SOURCE Blue Star Gas