As the volatility of petrol prices continues and the introduction of an additional two pence per litre tax looms, motorists in Halifax will now find it easier to enjoy savings of up to 37 per cent(1).
Autogas, the leading automotive liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplier, has announced that it has further increased availability with Shell Salterhebble becoming the latest service station to offer LPG.
The total number of LPG stations in the UK is over 1,400(2) and, as Autogas National Marketing Coordinator, Emma Bartle, explains, LPG availability is core to the company’s policy of delivering fuel to the thousands of LPG motorists.
“Autogas is committed to providing LPG customers with a wide-range of convenient and accessible service stations offering LPG.
“With over 160,000(3) vehicles now being powered by LPG it’s vital we continually modify and update our location strategy.”
The introduction of LPG to Shell Salterhebble is part of an overall plan to improve nationwide availability and forms part of our plan to create 15 new LPG outlets in 2009.
Shell Salterhebble is located on the A629 between Halifax and Junction 24 of the M62.
Emma adds: “Anyone thinking of converting their vehicle to run on LPG can be assured they will be no more than five4 miles away from an LPG service station in major conurbations, a figure which is continually monitored.
“Conversions should always be carried out by an LPGA Approved Installer who will comply with set safety standards, has undergone extensive training and examinations and can advise on the most suitable system for your vehicle.”
There are around 220 outlets currently supplied by Autogas in the UK and a full list can be found at www.autogas.ltd.uk.
Vehicles running on LPG produce far fewer harmful emissions that contribute to environmental and health problems than traditional road fuels. LPG vehicles produce 17% less carbon dioxide than petrol and 2% less than diesel, 120 per cent less NOx than petrol and staggering 2,000 per cent less than diesel and in terms of small particle emissions (PM10) one LPG vehicle will emit up to 120 times less than a diesel vehicle(5).
Added benefits of running a vehicle on LPG can include up to 100 per cent exemption from the London Congestion Charge and increased residual vehicle values.
For further information on Autogas and how to convert your petrol vehicle to run on LPG, visit www.autogas.ltd.uk. For information on bulk tank installation, contact Calor on 0800 216 659 or visit http://www.lpg-vehicles.co.uk/.
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Notes to editors:
Full address for the new Autogas refueling site in Halifax:
(1) Savings are based on official combined consumption figures published on www.renault.co.uk for 2.0 16V Laguna Sport Tourer assuming a 20% reduction for LPG. National average fuel prices taken from www.fleetnews.co.uk. In order to calculate potential fuel savings, Autogas has made a savings calculator available on its web site: www.autogas.ltd.uk.
(2) Source: UKLPG
(3) Source: UKLPG
(4) Based on LPG forecourt availability within London/M25, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Nottingham, Leicester, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Newcastle, Durham, Aberdeen
(5) Small particle emissions are related to health effects including increased risk of heart and lung disease and problems such as asthma. All figures taken form the European Emissions Testing Programme 2003
In 2008, 17,000 LPG conversions were carried out by LPGA Approved Installers – an increase of 36 per cent on 2007’s figures and the highest number of conversions in five years. The total number of LPG vehicles on the UK’s roads now stands at around 155,000.
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