LAS VEGAS – Blue Star Gas, a full-service propane distributor and the West Coast flagship fuel provider for the national Alliance AutoGas network, showcased a black, propane autogas-powered 2008 Ford Expedition at the International Limousine, Charter & Tour (LCT) Show in Las Vegas this week.

Held at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino February 13-15, the 28th annual LCT Show is the largest industry gathering in the world for limousine, charter and tour operators. Blue Star Gas autogas experts Darren Engle and Brett Flanigan were on-hand at the Propane Education Research Council exhibit to educate for-hire vehicle fleets on the benefits of propane autogas.

“We’re here as a resource for chartered vehicle fleet owners and managers interested in driving greener while boosting their bottom line,” said Engle. “The up-front cost of converting to autogas is more cost-effective compared to other alternative fuels, so fleets can start saving right away.”

According to Blue Star Gas, fleets running on propane autogas report reduced maintenance costs.  There are already more than 2,000 public autogas fueling stations in place across the country, and an Alliance AutoGas partner will install an on-site fueling station for fleets at no up-front cost.

“Some fleet operators may be initially intimidated by the prospect of shifting to an alternative fuel, but working with us doesn’t require fleet personnel to have an extensive knowledge of clean technology,” said Engle. “Blue Star Gas is part of the Alliance AutoGas complete program, so we are there every step of the process to provide autogas vehicle conversions, fuel stations and supply, staff training and ongoing technical support. We’re working to help make this affordable clean fuel an even more viable option for more U.S. fleets.”