Just the Facts About Propane
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.
- 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.
- Because propane is delivered onsite rather than transmitted or piped (like electricity or natural gas), no energy is lost during the transfer.
- 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.
- 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.
- Propane can safely fuel your vehicles. It meets all applicable safety regulations, including Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
- Propane is listed as an approved alternative fuel under the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
- 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.
- Propane canisters can be used more than once, making them ideal for sustainability.
- 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.
- While propane is a fossil fuel, it sits closer to the cleaner end of the continuum than natural gas