Sen. Harry Coates, R-Seminole, is making his 2006 Ford F150 a little more environmentally friendly. Coates has converted his pickup from gasoline to liquefied propane gas.
Thanks to a little help from his friends at Oklahoma Liquefied Gas. His truck will now run primarily on liquid propane gas.
“LPG is the choice for an affordable, convenient alternative fuel for people not interested in purchasing a new vehicle,” Coates said.
Coates’ truck is now a bi-fuel vehicle that will operate primarily on propane, but will also have the convenience of switching to gasoline if the need occurs. Senator Coates’ conversion with an estimated 150 miles per day will now pollute less.
The company that helped him switch his truck over provides this technical data, so I’ll include it if means something to the rest of you: carbon monoxide 469, volatile organic compound 27, nitrogen oxide 57, fine particulate matter .1 and greenhouse gas 8,276.
Now, where does he have to fill that thing up? And then the obvious question, can I siphon propane for my grill and camp stove? Probably not. But can he hook up the grill in the back of his truck? I know, my elementary understanding of how this process works is showing. I’ll stop with the shenanigans.
Cheers to the senator for at least trying something beside gasoline.