October is National Energy Awareness Month

propane gas service, commercial propane, propane servicesEach year, the U.S. Department of Energy designates October as National Awareness Month. During this time, public agencies, utilities and other organizations shine light on the importance of conserving energy. From replacing our home’s old lighting to opting for ENERGY STAR appliances, a number of energy-efficient alternatives exist that increase your family’s comfort while saving energy and money.

At ThompsonGas, we’re 100% committed to promoting energy-efficient options today that lead to a cleaner, greener tomorrow. One of the best ways we promote energy efficiency is through our propane services. With National Energy Awareness Month in full swing, there’s never been a better time to learn about and consider switching to propane.  Continue reading “October is National Energy Awareness Month” »

School Buses Go Back-to-School with Propane Service

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As the kids prepare to head back to the bus stop this month, school bus fleets are heading back to school in style with a greener, cleaner fuel alternative. From Nebraska to Connecticut, many school districts across the country are ditching diesel and opting for eco-friendly propane fuel instead. School systems are looking for meaningful ways to save money and improve their impact on the environment. Propane service’s efficiency, reliability and affordability make propane-fueled school buses a growing choice for such demanding, high-mileage routes. Propane vehicles provide a range of low-emission and cost-effective alternatives for public school transportation.  Continue reading “School Buses Go Back-to-School with Propane Service” »

A Clean Fleet Starts with Propane Autogas

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From UPS to the National Mall & Memorials Parks, organizations across the country are discovering the benefits of propane for fleet vehicles, school buses and more. Versatile, reliable and economical, propane autogas is quickly becoming the alternative fuel of choice for high-mileage, high-runtime vehicles. Fleet operators can earn alternative fuel tax credits in addition to these benefits: fewer maintenance costs, increased engine life, reduced greenhouse gas emissions compared to gasoline, support of domestically produced fuel and more.  Continue reading “A Clean Fleet Starts with Propane Autogas” »

ThompsonGas Named Official Propane Provider of National Mall

NEWS RELEASE: Hagerstown, MD — July 22, 2013 — ThompsonGas, the 18th largest propane service provider in the U.S., has been selected as the first and only provider of propane for six alternative fueled lawn mowers for the National Mall and Memorial Parks (NAMA). Each new Exmark Lazer Z S-Series lawn mower, donated by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), will be refilled using a propane cylinder exchange system from ThompsonGas.  Continue reading “ThompsonGas Named Official Propane Provider of National Mall” »

Cleaner, Cheaper Mowing with Commercial Propane

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With lawn mowing season upon us, there’s never been a better time to think propane.  According to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), propane gas service is the future of landscaping services. Landscapers all over the country are relying on propane as the alternative fuel of choice to boost productivity and save time and money.

ThompsonGas can provide your lawn mowing or landscaping business the commercial propane you need to reduce operating costs and increase business & performance speeds. Here are a few reasons upgrading your lawn mowing equipment and powering with commercial propane is a smart choice for your business:

  • Propane is competitively priced and costs less to operate than conventionally fueled mowers and trimmers. On a daily basis, a 72-inch riding lawnmower powered by propane instead of gasoline can save you between $20-$30!
  • Propane-fueled lawn mowing equipment provides the same proven performance plus increased productivity compared to gasoline or diesel equipment.
  • Equipment powered by propane gas service runs cleaner than gasoline or diesel, releasing up to 26% less greenhouse gas emissions and as much as 60% less carbon monoxide.
  • Propane is made in the U.S. It’s an abundant, domestic fuel, and refueling is easy because of existing propane delivery services from ThompsonGas.
  • Propane-powered lawn mowers deliver less downtime and less maintenance.
  • Additional savings are possible as fuel spillage, leakage and even theft are virtually eliminated.

PERC also offers exciting mower incentive programs that equal extra savings. The Propane Mower Incentive Program gives landscape contractors $1,000 per qualifying new propane mower purchase or $500 per qualifying mower conversion. Participants must provide feedback and performance data for one mowing season in exchange.

ThompsonGas also offers propane autogas for commercial landscapers. Dedicated propane lawn mowers & other landscaping equipment operate from a centralized propane refueling station located on your premises, saving you time and operating expenses. It’s simple, onsite and cost-effective. Your employees will be more efficient and get on the road much quicker because their fuel source is onsite. Mow more grass while making more money!

There’s never been a better time for landscaping contractors to switch to propane service. To learn more about our commercial propane offerings for landscapers and other industries, visit our website.

– The Thompson Team

Gasoline’s a Pain — Switch to Propane!

From Washington State to our ThompsonGas locations along the East Coast, propane has met the performance needs of high-mileage, high-runtime vehicles and equipment. Propane is the No. 1 alternative fuel for automobiles, and more than 14 million vehicles in more than 40 countries are powered by it. And it’s no wonder!Propane AutoGas is cost-effective, clean, safe and reliable.

Police cruisers, bus and truck fleets, forklifts, lawn equipment, commuter shuttles and more can benefit from a centralized propane refueling station, saving both time and operating expenses for the entire company. Many municipalities and school systems are looking for ways to save money and improve their environmental impact, and our propane-operated vehicles offer the following low-emission, cost-effective benefits to meet those needs:

–    With the cost of Propane AutoGas $1 to $1.50 less per gallon than gasoline and diesel, you’ll save money quickly.
–    At least 70% of propane comes from natural gas wells.
–    Propane reduces fleet maintenance costs and increases engine life.
–    Compared to gasoline, propane emits 12% less carbon dioxide, 20 % less nitrous oxide and up to 60% less carbon monoxide.
–    Simple, on-site refueling stations that cost between $20,000 to $50,000, compared to $150,000 to $250,000 for a compressed natural gas dispensing station.
–    Purchase or conversion rebates and incentives for propane are offered by federal and state organizations.
–    More than 5 million gallons of diesel and gasoline are spilled or stolen by employees each year. This is not possible with propane.
–    About 95% of all propane consumed in the U.S. is made in the U.S. Propane AutoGas supports the use of domestically produced fuel, decreasing reliance on foreign imports.

Whether you’re considering Propane AutoGas for your on-road or off-road fleets (or both), now is the right time to move forward. We answer questions from free fleet managers every week, and our Propane AutoGas program to assist you to your questions is second to none. ThompsonGas eliminates the red tape and works with you to develop a program that fits your needs. We don’t have a “one size fits all” approach; we customize the equipment you need to run propane as the fuel source for your trucks, buses, taxis, vans, mowers or forklifts. We also work with you to establish pricing and payment terms.

Does your company want to cut costs and lessen its footprint on the environment? Then, Propane AutoGas could be the perfect alternative for your fleet needs. And, ThompsonGas is the company that can and will serve you best. Contact us today or visit our website to learn more.

– The ThompsonGas Team