ASHEVILLE, NC – Alliance AutoGas is continuing to expand its national partner network, welcoming new fueling partners Maine Energy of Bangor, Maine, and Parker Gas of Clinton, N.C.

Alliance AutoGas enables fleet managers nationwide to use propane autogas through vehicle conversions, on-site fueling, and ongoing safety training and technical support. Public and private fleets are saving thousands on fuel costs and helping to ensure clean air for future generations through the Alliance AutoGas complete program. The Alliance partner network of U.S. propane marketers and conversion centers currently spans 34 states.

“I know a lot of local fleets have been hit hard by gasoline prices climbing toward $4 per gallon,” said Robert Cort, president of Maine Energy, which is also a new certified Alliance conversion center. “We’re pleased to offer a clean-burning, cost-effective fuel as part of the Alliance AutoGas program. And because we coordinate every step of the conversion process, including installing on-site autogas stations at no up-front cost, fleets can start saving from day one with reduced fuel prices and maintenance needs.”

Like Maine Energy, Parker Gas joined Alliance AutoGas to help fleets cut fuel costs while ensuring clean air for the community.

 “Joining Alliance has allowed us to be a part of a program that’s changing the way Americans drive, one fleet at a time,” said Daren Parker of Parker Gas. “Running more vehicles on American-made alternative fuel is not only better for the environment, it’s the best way to avoid high gasoline prices by using a more affordable energy source.”

Propane autogas powers 17 million vehicles globally, with fleets driving propane vehicles reporting reduced maintenance costs, increased engine life, and equivalent power to gasoline vehicles, according to Alliance AutoGas.

 “Expensive gasoline is a problem that is not going away, and the only solution is giving people fuel options other than gasoline and diesel,” said Alliance AutoGas President Stuart Weidie. “Clean fuel adoption in America starts with fleets; as they demand more alternative-fuel vehicles and filling stations, the infrastructure will grow to benefit drivers nationwide. New partners like Maine Energy and Parker Gas are helping Alliance spread awareness and availability of propane autogas across the U.S.”

Parker Gas Co., Inc. was established in 1958 and provides grill cylinders to more than 3,000 convenience stores, hardware stores and grocery stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

Celebrating 80 years in business, Maine Energy provides technical expertise and a full line of petroleum products, including fuel oils, diesel, kerosene, and propane.