What is Propane?

  • Propane is sometimes referred to as liquefied petroleum gas, LP-gas, or LPG. When contained in an approved cylinder or tank, propane exists as a liquid and vapor. The vapor is released from the container as a clean-burning fuel gas. Propane is 270 times more compact as a liquid than as a gas, making it economical to store and transport as a liquid. Propane is colorless and virtually odorless. As with natural gas, an identifying odor is added so the gas can be readily detected.
  • Propane is produced from natural gas processing and crude oil refining. Nearly 97% of propane consumed in the United States is produced in North America. 
  • Propane is non toxic so it is not harmful to soil or water and has been approved as a clean fuel listed in in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992.