Automotive propane fueling makes headway in Oregon

Blue Star Gas, with the support of the Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities Coalition, announced the grand opening of a public propane autogas station in Salem OR, at 12:30 p.m. last Friday. The new autogas fueling station opened only a few months after the February premiere of the first Blue Star Gas public fueling facility in Medford OR.

Cleaner-burning and more economical propane autogas is the most widely used alternative fuel in the world. The U.S. supply of propane is 90 percent domestically produced and currently provides savings of more than $1 per gallon over gasoline in these two locations. As the West Coast provider for the Alliance AutoGas network, Blue Star Gas's Salem station helps make this environmentally sensible, American-made fuel a viable alternative for Oregon fleets.

Alliance AutoGas is a nationwide network of propane industry professionals that provides autogas vehicle conversions as well as on-site fueling infrastructure, supply and technical support.

"We are eager to help area fleets get up and running on clean, cost-effective propane autogas," says Blue Star Gas Director of Marketing Darren Engle, who recently appeared on Medford's "The Bill Meyer Show" and testified as an expert witness in the Oregon State House of Representatives regarding alternative fuel legislation. "Our Salem station is yet another step forward in our efforts to make the West Coast a leader in utilizing autogas. We're celebrating that by hosting an open house to give folks in Salem the opportunity to drive one of our autogas vehicles."

The Blue Star Gas Salem station grand opening attendees included Blue Star Gas president Jeff Stewart, representatives of the Keizer and Salem Chambers of Commerce, members of the Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities Coalition and the North Salem Business Association, as well as the Statesman Journal.

About Blue Star Gas
Blue Star Gas is a full service propane distribution company offering service across 45,000 square miles and 10 specific Oregon and California markets. With 73 years in the propane industry, Blue Star is a family-owned company.

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