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Friday, August 01, 2014 - 09:44:34

Alliance Autogas Receives Clean Air Excellence Award

Congratulations to Alliance Autogas for receiving the Clean Air Excellence Award from the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency!

July 31, 2014- Swannanoa, NC- - Asheville-area based Alliance AutoGas (AAG) recently received from the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) a Clean Air Excellence Award the Special Award category. Board chairman, Brit Loving presented the award to Tom Cheatham, business development manager with Alliance Auto Gas and Matthew Parsons, business development specialist with Alliance AutoGas.

[photo, left to right: Mathew Parsons, Business Development Specialist Alliance AutoGas, Tom Cheatham, Business Development Manager, Alliance AutoGas, and WNCRAQA Board Chair Brit Lovin.]

Since 2004, the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) has been giving special recognition to local businesses and other organizations that have gone above and beyond air quality rules and regulations to implement voluntary, innovative programs that reduce air pollution in our region. In 2012, with the assistance of the Agency’s Advisory Committee, the awards program was updated and expanded to include more detailed guidelines and generate more interest from the local community.

Autogas produces significantly fewer pollutants than gasoline, including 25 percent less carbon monoxide, 40 percent less nitrogen oxide and 12 percent less carbon dioxide. The 105 octane rating of autogas means vehicles produce equivalent performance and maintenance is also improved as fewer oil changes are required.

In 2013, 116,208 gallons of gasoline was displaced in Buncombe County in AAG vehicles, reducing harmful emissions by 30% from each of these vehicles and saving the participating organizations and businesses tens of thousands of dollars over a period of years in fuel costs. Partners in Buncombe County include Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department, Biltmore Estate, Mountain Mobility, and Blossman Gas.

In September, 2014 Blossman Services will be holding the grand opening of its Autogas Research & Development Center. The world- class center will focus on testing and development of propane autogas systems and also provide vehicle technician training.

For further information on Alliance AutoGas, contact David Finder, National Energy Programs Manager for Blossman Gas at 828.251.0027 or

Media contact: Janet Oppenheimer,


About Alliance AutoGas

Alliance AutoGas (AAG) is managed by its parent company Blossman Gas Inc. BSI is the exclusive United States distributor of Prins Autogas products and the manufacture of record allowing us the right to apply for EPA and CARB Certifications on behalf of Alliance AutoGas and its members. Alliance AutoGas and its extended partners is comprised of 98 independent propane marketer and authorized conversion center members in 46 states including all of Canada and Nova Scotia. This group of members is aligned to provide propane autogas for vehicles and lawn care companies throughout North America.

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