Propane Is Clean Energy

Propane, a byproduct of natural gas processing and petroleum refining, is:

  • Economically feasible. Using propane in certain applications can save consumers money because propane fuel burns hotter and more efficiently than other energy sources such as diesel, gasoline, and oil.
  • Low emissions. Propane emits less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of electricity to produce the same amount of energy. This is because nearly half of the electricity in the United States is produced by coal-fired power plants.
  • Nontoxic. Propane is nontoxic and insoluble in water. Because it's released as a gas, it doesn't spill, pool, or leave a residue. That means propane is not harmful to soil or water in the unlikely event of a tank leak.

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