About Propane – the Green Fuel
Propane is a domestically sourced fuel. 95 percent of the propane used in the US is produced in North America.
Propane is used by more than 12 million U.S. households for heating and other purposes. Propane’s other major uses are in agricultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation.
Propane is a hydrocarbon (C3H8) and is referred to as liquefied petroleum gas, LP-gas, or LPG. Propane is produced from natural gas processing and crude-oil refining. It is nontoxic, colorless, and virtually odorless.
An identifying odor is added tp propane so the gas can be easilily detected. A Propane leak smells like a rotten egg or a skunk’s spray. Propane is non-toxic and non-caustic. Propane is not damaging to freshwater or saltwater ecosystems, underwater plant or marine life. Propane vapor is not harmful if accidentally inhaled by birds, animals or people. Propane is not considered a greenhouse gas.
A clean, versatile energy source, propane is used for space heating, water heating, cooking, fireplaces, and clothes drying. Outdoors, propane is a energy source for barbeque grills, lighting, and heating the water for swimming pools and hot tubs. Propane is great fuel for Standby AC Generators.
Propane liquid and vapor is environmentally sound and friendly before combustion if released.
Propane will not pollute our drinking water supplies. If spilled in a large quantity, the only environmental damage that might occur is freezing any animal or plant life in the spill area. There are no known long term effects following a propane spill on soil or water. Propane as a liquid is very cold and can damage your skin. Handle Propane with great care and attention.
Propane tanks are environmentally friendly, very low maintenance, and can last up to 40 years.
Propane’s portability in liquid form makes it a convenient fuel for grilling, camping, and other remote uses. Propane is an approved clean alternative fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act.
Propane is used safely by millions of Americans because of a combination of stringent codes and regulations and our industry’s extensive training and safety awareness programs. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) operate the Certified Employee Training Program (CETP), where propane technicians get trained and certified in all aspects of delivering propane and installing and servicing propane appliances.
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