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Written on: September 24, 2023

From the National Propane Gas Association Bobtail

Last week, members of the Propane Gas Association of New England (PGANE) were on hand to welcome the first delivery of renewable propane to the Massachusetts market. A welcoming ceremony was held at the NGL Supply Wholesale terminal in Springfield.

While chemically identical to conventional propane, renewable propane is derived from non-fossil feedstocks including vegetable oils and natural fats. As a result, it has a carbon intensity score much lower than traditional propane or other energy options, including grid electricity. As states across New England seek to reduce emissions from thermal sources, renewable propane will play an increasingly larger role in the region’s energy future.

Leslie Anderson, Executive Director of PGANE, was on hand to witness the delivery. “I was thrilled to see over 60 members and a half dozen legislators turn out to learn more about renewable propane,” Anderson said. “We are cleaner than electricity in Massachusetts today, and with these innovative propane blends, we will be cleaner than electricity tomorrow, fighting climate change and making the environment healthier!”

As of the 2021 sales report, Massachusetts was the 22nd largest propane market in the country, with 141 million gallons sold annually.

For more information, contact NPGA’s Director of State Affairs, Jacob Peterson, at jpeterson@npga.org.