Useful Propane Information

Useful Propane Information 2018-08-02T15:52:12+00:00

PROPANE USES

Safe, clean and efficient, propane is equally at home inside or outside of your house. In fact, economical, American-made propane can keep you and your family warm, protect you during a storm, and even dry your clothes…all at the same time. And, perhaps best of all, propane furnaces cost about half as much to operate as electric. Propane furnaces are also smaller and often last 15 to 20 years…. about 50 percent longer than most electric heat pumps. If you heat your home with propane but don’t have a propane hot water heater, you’re missing out on some of the savings. Propane water heaters cost up to 30 percent less to operate than electric water heaters, and they have a recovery rate that’s about twice as fast. That means you’ll have a hard time running out of hot water if you use propane. Plus, propane water heaters require less space, offer more sizing and installation options, and they have temperature adjustments that are more accurate than electric. It’s widely known that great chefs around the world choose gas so propane is right at home in your kitchen. Propane ovens/ranges not only cost less to operate, they distribute heat better, are easier to control and they are more precise as well. With propane, you can also turn your yard into a luxurious living space with an outdoor kitchen, an outdoor fireplace, propane gaslights, etc. And, propane pool heaters can add weeks or months to the swimming season, and a propane outdoor heater can turn the bitterly cold winter pleasant again…almost at the snap of your fingers. When spring showers come bringing heavy winds, lightning and all the rest, whole-house propane generators can keep you and your family safe and comfortable for days. Speaking of comfort, all the while you can look your best because propane clothes dryers are about twice as efficient as electric and cause less wear and tear on your clothes.

So, make the smart choice…choose economical, environmentally friendly, American-made propane gas. You’ll be glad you did.

 

Propane Quick Facts

  • There are an estimated 14,300,000 residential propane customers in the U.S.
  • There are more than one million commercial propane customers in the U.S. including restaurants, hotels, amusement parks, resorts, manufacturers, etc.
  • Approximately 47 million Americans own propane grills.
  • Forty percent of U.S. farms use propane.  Each year more than 1.5 billion gallons of propane are used to fuel America’s agriculture industry.
  • Propane is 270 times more compact as a liquid than as a gas making it economical to store and to transport.
  • More than 90 percent of the propane used in the U.S. is produced in the U.S.
  • Propane is an approved alternative clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992.
  • Propane’s low pollution characteristics make it a clear, safe choice for more than 450,000 forklifts.
  • Propane is one of the world’s most diverse fuels.  Propane fuels hot air balloons, rides at Disneyworld and propane fuels the Olympic Torch.
  • Dr. Walter Snelling discovered propane in 1910.  Today, in the U.S. alone, propane is an $8 billion industry.

 

Propane Autogas Quick Facts

  • Propane is the most widely used alternative transportation fuel in the world.
  •  There are an estimated 15 million to 22 million propane vehicles in use worldwide.
  • There are more than 2,500 propane refueling stations in the U.S.
  • The cost of a new propane refueling station is about one-tenth (10 percent) of the cost of a new CNG refueling station.
  • A propane vehicle conversion costs about half as much as a compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion.
  • A propane tank is 20 times more puncture-resistant than a gasoline tank.
  • Propane vehicles emit 60 percent less carbon monoxide than gasoline-powered vehicles.
  • Propane vehicles emit approximately 20 percent less nitrogen oxide than gasoline-powered vehicles.
  • Propane vehicles emit 12 percent less carbon dioxide than gasoline vehicles.
  • There are EPA approved propane conversion kits for more than 200 vehicle makes and models.
  • Propane storage tanks require about one-fourth as much space as CNG storage tanks.
  • The operating pressure of a CNG tank is 17 times greater than the pressure of a propane tank.