AFRED was created in 1991 by the Texas Legislature and charged with researching and educating the public about propane (LP-gas, LPG) as an environmentally and economically beneficial alternative fuel.
AFRED partners with Texas propane marketers on rebates, trade shows, customized marketing and educational programs. The division also operates the Commission's licensing, examination, certification and training programs for propane company managers and technicians statewide.
AFRED also collaborates with federal and state agencies and with its counterparts nationally and in other states. Since 1991 AFRED has leveraged a total of $74 million for propane-related research and development, demonstration, marketing and public education projects in Texas.