ConocoPhillips and CleanFUEL USA Launch Program to Increase Propane Fueling Sites
CleanFUEL USA and ConocoPhillips [NYSE:COP] have signed a three-year agreement to advance propaneinfrastructure for the U.S.transportation fuel industry. Under the agreement, the two companies willprovide resources to install and supply propane fuel pumps for commercial fleetfuel users. Propane fueling stations will be installed not only at fleetowner sites, but may also be made available nationwide at selectConocoPhillips’ branded stations, which include Conoco, Phillips 66 and 76stations. ConocoPhillips will supply propane to the fueling stationsthrough regional propane marketers.
CleanFUEL USAhopes the agreement and support from the energy company will help overcome theinfrastructure challenge that the U.S. propane energy fuel industryhas faced, and that fleet managers and OEMs will consider propane enginevehicles for their fleets.
Propane is an alternative fuel with lower greenhouse gasemissions than gasoline or diesel. Reliable propane engine performanceand maintenance has been proven by utilizing new technology developed from bothFord/Roush and General Motors (GM), which uses the CleanFUEL’sliquid propane injection (LPI) system. Both Ford/Roush and GM aredeveloping additional propane engine platforms in 2009.