What is Propane?

Propane, also known as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), is a gas that is normally compressed to be stored as a liquid. Propane is primarily a byproduct of processing domestic natural gas but it is also created through crude oil refinement. Although propane itself has no smell, an odor is added to propane to give it a distinct smell. This is done to ensure safety when dealing with propane. The supply of propane within the U.S. is growing rapidly due to the increased supply of natural gas. Now, over 48 million homes within the U.S. use propane.

To read more about propane, go to the national Propane Gas Association(NPGA) LP Gas Magazine

Who Uses Propane?

Propane is used by millions of Americans every day and in several different ways. Propane is now used to heat homes, power gas stoves and gas grills, power dryers, gas fireplaces, generators, and many other appliances within homes. Along with home and personal use, propane also serves commercial and agricultural needs. Propane is used by businesses all across the world for industrial heating and powering forklifts and fleet vehicles. Propane is also used by framers for purposes such as pest control, powering irrigation pumps, space heating, and crop drying. Whether your use of propane is for the home, business, or farm, Becks Propane can supply for all of your needs.

Propane Efficiency

Winter around here generally means sledding, building snowmen, sitting around a warm fire, and heating bills. Here are some tips to help you save money this coming winter by efficiently using your propane.


Using propane is an optimal way to for homeowners to GO "Green".

Emissions within our environment are all under scrutiny when it comes to powering our homes, farms, or businesses. The truth is, the burning of any fossil fuel adds contaminants into the air and the environment. Luckily for us, we have an option that releases less emissions in the environment, even as low as half the amount of coal burning used in electric powering. The answer is Propane. Propane is of the lightest and most simple Hydrocarbons in existence and because of this, it burns cleaner than almost all other fossil fuels. What does that mean? You may ask. Well, it is considered a clean burning fuel by the 1990 Clean Air Act and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992 because Propane Gas is nontoxic. It is not harmful to soil or water and so it will not endanger the environment. Overall, Propane is an approved clean burning fuel that will release minimal emissions into the environment and will not harm the environment through powering the necessities in our life.

Sources: 1) Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration (EIA), Table HC1.1 Fuels Used and End Uses in U.S. Homes, by Housing Unit Type, 2009, http://www.eia.gov/consumption/residential/data/2009/#undefined (January 21, 2016).
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