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Va.-based propane project expects to hit goal

Monday - 6/17/2013, 3:09am  ET

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia-based project expects to meet its goal of converting 1,200 vehicles in the Southeast to propane.

The Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program has converted 1,000 vehicles since it began in December 2009, including 126 in Virginia. The $20 million program will end in December 2013.

Virginia Clean Cities is managing the program for the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. The goal is to encourage people to switch from gasoline to propane.

Executive director Alleyn Harned tells The Daily News-Record (http://bit.ly/12P4qyC ) that propane emits less carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide than gasoline. It also costs about $1.50 less per gallon than gasoline.

Thirty-seven propane fuelling stations have been installed across Virginia.

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Information from: Daily News-Record, http://www.dnronline.com


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