PROPANE CONVERSION IN THE VEHICLE FLEET AT THE IDAHO NATIONAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY

One hundred fifty-seven pickups, 9 three-ton trucks, and 3 jeeps were converted from gasoline to propane at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Engineering Laboratory during FY-1980. The conversion to propane has reduced use of gasoline during the FY-1980 transition period by 111,000 gal, and has lowered the fuel cost by $63,000, based on cost of gasohol (which has otherwise replaced gasoline). The Transportation Division estimates total gasoline savings for the year (which include the propane conversion, the switch to gasohol, and a mileage reduction of 8%) to be 196,000 gal of gasoline, or 32% less than FY-1979 consumption. The rate of fuel-cost savings indicate that the payback of the conversion cost for all 170 vehicles ($165,896) will be made approximately 2 to 5 y. (ERA citation 06:015809)

  • Corporate Authors:

    EG and G Idaho, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 1625
    Idaho Falls, ID  United States  83401

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Crone, J
  • Publication Date: 1980-12

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  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00338281
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: AC07-76ID01570
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM