June Energy News

Jun 01, 2022

Propane Contracts

June 2022.

June is going to be a busy month for your energy division. Farmers have been in the fields planting their crops so they can continue to feed the world. Our refined fuels staff have been delivering a lot of diesel over the last month to those farmers. Our propane folks have been busy delivering, trenching in propane lines and installing tanks while preparing propane contracts and safety mailings to send to our customers. 
Propane contracts will be mailed the 10th of June and the due date is June 29th. Please be sure to mail them in as soon as you get them. Don’t let them gather dust in your inbox. Contract prices are of course higher this year but one gallon of propane is around half the price of a gallon of gasoline. Propane is still a bargain compared to other sources of heat.

If you’re looking for ways to cut your driving expenses, propane is an excellent alternative. There are $4500 in incentives available to convert vehicles to run on propane. After conversion, these vehicles can run on propane or gasoline, so if you go on a long trip you can drive on gasoline if you can’t find a place to refuel on propane. I have saved over $12,000 in fuel costs on my personal pickup since I installed my conversion kit in 2016 and the savings are continuing. 

Why propane autogas? According to Alliance Autogas:

  • Economical: Over a vehicle’s lifetime, autogas is better for every line on the budget sheet because it is a clean-burning alternative fuel that doesn’t require the same expensive repairs and replacement parts compared to other fuel vehicles.Convenient: Propane autogas is an abundant fuel that is domestically produced in America, which reduces our dependence on foreign oil and creates energy security throughout our country.  
  • Clean & Green: Autogas is an approved, alternative clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and National Energy Policy act of 1992. It is composed of three parts carbon and eight parts hydrogen making it a highly efficient, low carbon producing fuel. As a result, it is a safer, less expensive alternative fuel with fewer emissions than gasoline, diesel and other alternatives.
  • Safe: Autogas is nontoxic, nonpoisonous, not a groundwater contaminant, and has the lowest flammability range of any alternative fuel as well as gasoline. Made from high carbon steel, autogas vehicle tanks are 20 times more puncture resistant than conventional plastic gasoline tanks.  
  • Innovative Tech: Propane autogas is changing the future for fleets and raising the bar for what it means to be a clean fuel. New innovations, including renewable propane technology and an ultra-low NOx (nitrogen oxide) engine are game-changers in the industry and are pushing toward near-zero emissions.

If you’d like to learn more about propane autogas, please contact Addison Arndt at the Richland Center Energy office. 

The Propane Education and Research Council’s water heater rebate is still going strong. If you’ve recently installed or are in the process of installing a new propane water heater, contact your local Premier Energy office to find out how you can earn a $200 rebate.

June is Dairy Month. Get out to your nearest Breakfast on the Farm in June to help support the dairy industry, learn more about agriculture and have fun at the same time. If you’d like to volunteer to work one of these events, you can find contacts online. Thank you for the business and your support of the dairy industry.  

Tim Lease

Division Manager

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