Domestic Fuels Combat Energy Volatility
I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July holiday with family and friends while remembering our country’s rich history that continues to bring the freedoms we enjoy.
Part of that independence comes from the utilization of domestic energy sources. We continue to beat the drum about the importance of energy security. We’re a country rich in oil, natural gas and propane. Using these domestic energy resources will help to better insulate us from the instability that plagues the globe today.
The volatility of oil prices that is currently being driven by the politics with Iran — and those countries that buy oil from Iran — have a significant impact on the freedoms we have fought for over the last 243 years.
According to The Balance, food prices depend on a combination of factors, one of which is rising oil prices. When the price of oil goes up, it affects food prices for two reasons. First, farmers use fertilizers that contain oil byproducts. Second, food in the U.S. is generally transported long distances, which requires fuel.
Climate change affects food prices, as well. For example, extreme weather caused by greenhouse gas emissions has led to farmland flooding and other challenges. In March, a “bomb cyclone” caused more than $1 billion in damages in Nebraska.
How can we champion alternative fuels that protect our air quality and lessen demand on fossil fuels? Propane autogas, for instance, emits fewer emissions than conventional transportation fuels and is produced domestically — so it’s not subject to the vagaries of Middle East politics. Commercial fleets, government municipalities, school districts and transit agencies that choose propane save money year after year on fuel costs and maintenance, all while safeguarding the air quality in their communities.
We appreciate your commitment to being a change agent. Our team is ready to help your company, school district, community or small business make the transition to a lower cost and emissions reducing domestic energy source. Call us today with any questions at 800.59.ROUSH.
Enjoy the lazy days of summer!