The Purpose and Benefits of Propane

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Propane, often referred to as liquefied petroleum, is produced from crude oil refining and natural gas processing. It is used as an alternative energy source to coal and electricity and has proven to be one of the cleanest burning fuels used today.

What is Propane Used For?

The Petrochemical Industry: Nearly half of the propane consumed in the United States is used in the petrochemical industry to make plastics and other products such as cosmetics, fertilizers, detergents, asphalt, and synthetic fabrics.

Residential and Commercial Properties: Propane is an energy source used by over 9 million families. It is commonly used to provide energy to rural areas without access to the natural gas system. Propane delivers a clean, efficient and reliable energy solution for households that rely on propane for hot water, cookingt, drying clothes, and propane-fueled fireplaces. Commercial establishments like hotels, restaurants, and laundromats use propane services in the same way as the homeowner.

Farms: Farms use propane fuel for crop drying, weed control, and powering equipment. More than 660,000 farmers also use propane fuel for irrigation pumps, grain dryers, and generators.

Industrial Sites: More than 350,000 industrial sites use propane for heating, cutting, heat treating, vulcanizing, and annealing.  Propane as motor fuel for forklift trucks and lifts is used extensively in factories and warehouses due to the clean burning nature of propane.   As a result, air quality is not degraded as with the use of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles (forklifts)

What are the Benefits of Using Propane as Opposed to Other Energy Sources?

Cost Effective: Propane gas costs consumers half the price of electricity, and some states offer fuel tax incentives to encourage consumers to use clean fuels.

Environmentally Friendly: Propane is one of the cleanest burning of all alternative fuels. Neither the production nor the burning of propane creates a significant impact to the atmosphere.

Reliable: When you rely on electricity, you become vulnerable to power outages. With propane, the weather will not affect your fuel supply as it is contained in a tank in your yard.   A propane fueled fireplace or space heater can offer heat, hot water and to your family when there is an electrical outage.  You can even cook meals on your propane gas range.

Locally Made: When we use propane, we don’t have to rely on foreign oil. In fact, over 90% of America’s propane was produced here in the United States.

Homeowners, businesses, and construction sites are all experiencing the amazing benefits of propane fuel. For more information contact us today.