Setting Your Goals for the New Year
Dear Friends of ROUSH CleanTech,
Happy New Year! With the changing of the calendar comes a blank slate to fine-tune your organization’s priorities.
In 2017, our overarching company goal is to create more awareness about the environmental and economic benefits of propane autogas, while helping school districts and public and private fleets make the seamless transition to our technology. We’ve made great strides in spreading the message about this readily available energy source yet, propane is still underutilized in the transportation industry. It’s an energy source that is readily available to fuel vehicles now.
Propane autogas is a safe, domestically produced fuel with a robust infrastructure. More than 90 percent of the United States propane autogas supply is produced domestically, with an additional 7 percent from Canada. Almost 75 percent of propane used in the U.S. comes from natural gas refining, and the remaining comes from petroleum during the refining process.
Our country has a surplus of propane that’s exported. According to the Energy Information Administration, U.S. propane exports climbed — from 562,000 barrels per day in the first half of 2015 to 793,000 barrels per day in that same period of 2016. The numbers prove there’s plenty of room to increase propane-powered vehicles on the roads.
Also with the new year comes a new administration. President-Elect Trump is focused on keeping jobs and energy usage here in North America. Using American-made propane autogas helps the nation’s energy security goals, creates jobs, and reduces the nation’s dependence on imported oil.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects diesel prices to increase almost 40 cents this year. Make sure to include an evaluation of alternative fuels as you set your organization’s goals, then, give us a call at 800.59.ROUSH to learn more about propane autogas.