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Construction progress of the Propane Autogas fueling station located at Prism Propane’s main office site.

North Baltimore, OH–September 28, 2015– Prism Propane Services of Ohio LLC, will hold a grand opening ceremony to debut its Propane Autogas fueling station located at 1399 Business Park Dr. South in North Baltimore on Oct. 5. Speakers for the event include: Congressman Bob Latta, State Senators Randy Gardner and Cliff Hite, county commissioners, local elected officials and area school superintendents. Other attendees include, Ohio Propane Gas Association officials; fleet conversion expert ICOM will be on site and propane-fuel bus representatives Bluebird and Roche International will provide bus rides and information about the economical benefits of propane-fuel buses.

Several area school systems have adopted Propane Autogas as a fuel alternative to help reduce issues of rising gas costs and vehicle maintenance, a savings for the school district and taxpayers.

Prism COO George Walton stated, “We want to offer area schools and businesses an alternative fuel option to diesel. Propane Autogas is cleaner for the environment and has lower maintenance costs compared to diesel. Prism Propane offers economical propane fuel for school systems and companies because of our significant internal and external propane storage capacity.”

According to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), Propane Autogas burns cleaner than other fuel alternatives, produces fewer undesirable emissions, and lowers preventative maintenance costs compared with diesel. Propane-fueled engines require less oil by volume than diesel, with no need for additional filters or diesel emission fluid. Switching to propane results in an estimated 80 percent reduction in smog-producing hydrocarbon emissions compared with diesel-fueled vehicles.

Propane Autogas infrastructure costs less to install, maintain, and operate than diesel and other fuel alternatives. The costs are low primarily because propane is classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a non-contaminant of air, land, and water resources. Overall savings, especially because of state grants available, offsets the price associated with conversion.

Prism Propane Services of Ohio, LLC, was formed in 1998 as a for-profit company and affiliate of the Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative nonprofit organization, to offer economically priced propane gas services to customers in Allen, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot and Wood counties. For more information about Prism Propane, visit prismpropane.com, the Prism Facebook page or call 877-887-7476.