About Propane Gas
Propane — sometimes known as liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG — is a gas normally compressed and stored as a liquid. It is nontoxic, colorless, and virtually odorless; an identifying odor is added so it can be detected. Propane is commonly used for space and water heating, for cooking, and as fuel for engine applications such as forklifts, farm irrigation engines, fleet vehicles, and buses; however, its applications are rapidly growing due to new technology developments. When used as vehicle fuel, propane is known as propane autogas.
Where Does Propane Come From?
Propane is primarily a byproduct of domestic natural gas processing, though some propane is produced from crude oil refinement. U.S. propane supplies are becoming increasingly abundant due in large part to increased supplies of natural gas.
Using propane reduces the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and air pollutants like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide.
Even during extreme weather and natural disasters, propane reliably heats and powers homes, businesses, and farms.
Propane is an abundant "bridge fuel," making it a clean-burning alternative to gasoline and diesel.
Domestic propane production continues to grow rapidly, keeping downward pressure on average propane prices.
America produces more than enough propane to meet demand. In fact, the U.S. is propane’s leading producer.