The Propane Education & Research Council is working to make sure forklift operators know propane autogas can help boost efficiency. Tucker Perkins, PERC's chief business development officer, said the group is working on a study showing the advantages of propane over electric engines. "The supply picture is radically different than it was four or five years ago. For the next century, we see an abundance of propane, and in the places we always wanted it. As a result, we see a favorable price trend. We believe this will be a fundamental, long-term shift," Perkins said.