Propane achieved another significant win in the clean energy debate with the opening of a multi-fuel travel center in Hartford, Connecticut on June 18, 2021. 3 years in the making, this is the only multi-alternative fuels travel center in the United States.
Propane autogas refueling infrastructure and a dozen propane-powered vehicles featured alongside electricity and hydrogen underscores the vital position our energy has in achieving America’s net-zero emissions goals.
Dave Gable, president of HOCON Gas, was instrumental in making propane autogas a part of Pride Travel Center with his company designing and installing the refueling infrastructure and now supplying the fuel. The 18,000-gallon tank and dispenser include SES software that tracks data like driver and vehicle identification, mileage and gallons pumped, providing a convenient experience for fleets.
Having propane autogas at Pride Travel Center will provide the opportunity for more fleets and schools in Hartford, Conn., to experience the benefits of propane and to help improve air quality and reduce emissions in the surrounding area. In addition to being a low-carbon energy source, today’s propane autogas ultra-low nitrogen oxide (NOx) engines are 90 percent cleaner than Environmental Protection Agency standards and reduce NOx emissions by 96 percent compared to the clean diesel engine.
More than 70 people attended the grand opening event, including numerous media stations, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman John Larson, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes, Dave Gable, NPGA’s Michael Baker, PERC’s Tucker Perkins and Stephen Whaley, and additional propane industry members.