What is Propane?

Propane, sometimes referred to as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is a byproduct of natural gas processing and crude oil refining. Virtually all of the propane consumed in the United States is produced in North America. It is an environmentally friendly fuel source. It is nontoxic, colorless, and virtually odorless. The characteristic odor identified with propane is an additive, ethyl mercaptan, which is added so that users can quickly identify potential propane leaks.

Is propane environmentally friendly?

Yes. Propane is an approved, alternative energy source listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and it is widely recognized as one of the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels. Tests conducted by the EPA confirm that propane-fueled vehicles yield 30 percent to 90 percent less carbon monoxide and about 50 percent fewer toxins and other smog-producing emissions than gasoline or diesel engines. A nontoxic fuel, propane does not harm soil or water when released. Because it is environmentally favored, propane autogas is the fuel of choice for fleet operators looking to reduce costs an harmful emissions

Do businesses use propane?

Propane is one of the most versatile fuels, and it is used in a wide array of business, commercial and industrial applications.  It is widely used on farms, where propane powers equipment that controls pests, dry crops, and powers irrigation pumps, in addition to providing a source of heat for chicken coops or turkey coops. Businesses that operate forklift fleets use propane. Propane powers the vast majority of forklifts in the United States. Forklift propane can be delivered directly into cylinders or through a forklift cylinder exchange program. Propane is used by construction contractors for temporary heat during construction projects and at job sites. Without propane, construction jobs would be delayed through the Winter.  Further, businesses of all types, including dry cleaners, restaurants, amusement parks and businesses of all types utilize LP Gas for heating, cooking, drying, curing and other uses.  U.S. Refueling provides commercial propane deliveries with guaranteed low propane prices for businesses.

Are there different grades of propane?

Yes, U.S. Refueling uses only the highest grade of propane available for sale in the United States, known as HD-5 propane.  Beware of companies selling inferior product that cause your machinery to fail when you need it most.

Learn more about propane.

To learn more about propane, please continue to explore the propane section of our website or visit the Propane Education and Research Council‘s website.  For more information about U.S. Refueling, and our commercial propane delivery and installation services, contact U.S. Refueling at 1-844-REFUELING.