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TireMaxx Service Technician Chris Fischer indicated where the propane regulating computer sits in an engine. (Echo Press photo by Crystal Dey)

No 'pane,' no gain: Propane powered vehicles are a gas in Alexandria

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Twenty-cent weekly jumps at the gas pumps, fluctuating corn prices, skepticism about electric cars and insecurities about the fuel of the future caused some people to look elsewhere for an alternative energy source. Lee Ostendorf, owner/manager of TireMaxx in Alexandria, looked across the pond.


"In Europe the pumps have compressed natural gas and propane," Ostendorf said. "It's getting a slow start here."

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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