Going Green: Suburban Propane collaborates with U-Haul to offer renewable propane in California

CALIFORNIA — Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SPH), a nationwide distributor of propane, fuel oil and related products and services, as well as a marketer of natural gas and electricity, has announced an agreement with U-Haul® to provide eco-friendly, renewable propane in California.

Renewable propane, used to power over-the-road vehicles and forklifts, offers extremely low carbon emissions and is made using renewable resources; including certain biomass feedstocks.


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Possessing lower carbon intensity than traditional propane, and when compared to gasoline and diesel, renewable propane can significantly reduce harmful contributors to greenhouse gases. Proponents also say renewable propane offers no significant change in performance and handling.

Suburban Propane, which services more than 1 million customers through its 700 locations across 41 states, recently celebrated more than 90 years of innovation, growth and quality service, according to company officials.

The arrangement with U-Haul is aligned with Suburban Propane’s “Go Green with Suburban Propane” initiative, which focuses on the company’s commitment to advocating for the clean burning attributes of propane in the transition to a sustainable energy future and to investing in innovative solutions to pave the way to zero-carbon emissions.

“We are very excited to align with U-Haul to supply renewable propane in support of our collective efforts to lower carbon emissions in the state of California,” Suburban Propane spokesperson Nandini Sankara enthused while announcing the collaberation.

“This arrangement, along with our recent investment in Oberon Fuels, are part of our continued commitment to developing innovative solutions to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint,” Sankara continued; adding, “Particularly at a time when so many states have established aggressive carbon reduction targets over the next few decades.”


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With a network of 22,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces, U-Haul – which has been the number one choice of “do-it-yourself movers” since 1945 – has a fleet of approximately 176,000 trucks, 127,000 trailers and 41,000 towing devices and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.

The company also offers nearly 774,000 rentable storage units and 66.7 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America.

“The introduction of renewable propane is a welcome next step in the transportation-energy industry,” said John Barnett, U-Haul propane program manager. “U-Haul continues to be a leader in pursuing sustainable solutions, and by partnering with Suburban Propane, we’re able to serve a large portion of California’s propane users with this green initiative.”

“Carbon-neutral fuels are in demand,” Barnett added. “It’s all about sustainability. As California works toward zero net emissions, this is an initiative that residents can feel good about in the growing Autogas sector.”

For additional information on Suburban Propane, please visit http://www.suburbanpropane.com/, or visit uhaul.com/propane/autogas for a full list of U-Haul Alternative Fuel Refill Stations.

Regan Communications Group contributed to this article.

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Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.

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