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TireMaxx Service Technician Chris Fischer indicated where the propane regulating computer sits in an engine. Photo by Crystal Dey, Alexandria Echo Press

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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