Just the Facts About Propane

- 9:35 am - February 5th, 2023


We don’t want to repeat more tired myths. We’d rather give you just the facts about propane with help from the Propane Education & Research Council. Here are 10 to chew on.

  1. Propane is environmentally friendly. Because it dissipates when it is released into the air, it doesn’t pollute groundwater and drinking water, marine ecosystems and other natural habitats. It is not a greenhouse gas. Relying on propane means you are reducing your carbon footprint.
  2. Because propane is delivered onsite rather than transmitted or piped (like electricity or natural gas), no energy is lost during the transfer.
  3. Propane has the lowest carbon content of any fossil fuel and emits fewer emissions. Not only is propane a renewable energy, it is considered to be critical moving forward. By 2030, propane is projected to be the most wildly available, carbon-neutral energy solution, according to the Renewable Propane Alliance.
  4. Give propane an A for energy efficiency. Appliances use far less propane than natural gas; in fact, liquid propane has a higher energy density than ethanol, methanol and liquified natural gas.
  5. Propane can safely fuel your vehicles. It meets all applicable safety regulations, including Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
  6. Propane is listed as an approved alternative fuel under the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
  7. Maybe you think of propane as something solely for your gas grill. Propane is extremely versatile. Almost anything powered by natural gas can be powered by propane.
  8. Propane canisters can be used more than once, making them ideal for sustainability.
  9. Unlike natural gas, propane does not contain methane, which is slow to break down and produces a global warming effect when released into the air.
  10. While propane is a fossil fuel, it sits closer to the cleaner end of the continuum than natural gas