What is Propane and where does it come from?

Propane is predominantly generated as a byproduct of natural gas production in the United States. However, some is created during crude oil refinement. Because of expanded natural gas resources, propane supplies in the United States are becoming more plentiful.

The production of propane from crude oil refining has decreased substantially as shale gas extraction has grown. In 2011, natural gas liquids generated in the United States and Canada accounted for 69 percent of the total propane supply in the United States.

The Marcellus shale formation in the northeastern United States is projected to provide significant expansion in propane production. According to industry experts, the Marcellus shale alone can provide more than two billion barrels of propane gas.

Because of the dramatic growth in propane sources in the United States, the country now generates more than enough Propane to fulfill current demand and is a net propane exporter in 2011

Why Do People Prefer Propane?


Propane is a clean fuel that was certified by the Clean Air Act of 1990. It is a cost-effective and practical step toward cleaner air as a substitute for other fuels such as gasoline and fuel oil. Its use reduces greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and air pollutants such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide.

It has the lowest carbon content of any fossil fuel, it emits the least carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and greenhouse gases. It is a considerably cleaner energy source than electricity, eventually generated by coal or nuclear power.


Propane isn’t poisonous or corrosive, and it doesn’t contaminate the atmosphere, so if it’s discharged, it won’t harm the environment or people. Furthermore, because propane does not pool, it will not accumulate in the soil or water in the event of a leak.

It is harmless and produces half as much greenhouse emissions as electricity. It is the least flammable alternative fuel on the market. Tank leaks will not pollute water or soil, nor will they harm your house or family, spill, pool, or leave a residue.


Propane warms up faster and has greater power, so you’ll use less of it. Propane equipment heats up to 40% faster than their electric counterparts, such as water heaters, stovetops, and fireplaces. Propane burns hotter than natural gas because it contains double the energy so that you can perform more work with less.


Every day, Propane provides what is essential to consumers when choosing an energy source: dependability for millions of Americans. It heats and powers homes, businesses, and farms without relying on the electric grid, even in the face of harsh weather and natural calamities.


Despite steep drops in oil prices, domestic propane output is projected to continue to expand fast, putting downward pressure on average propane pricing compared to oil prices.

Propane is readily available and in plentiful supply in the United States, so its prices are frequently lower and more consistent than other energy sources. You save money on energy bills with propane-powered appliances, and many jurisdictions provide incentives for utilizing clean alternative fuels.

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