Propane is a safe, cost-efficient fuel that has been part of America’s energy mix for more than a century.
Here are some reasons America is choosing propane:
Our Operations: High Quality Propane Marketers
Our operations range from smaller propane businesses that were formerly family-owned to those with a $100 million-plus valuation. This presents a high quality, diverse portfolio across a wide geographic area.
In the end, our goal is always to benefit the business owners, their employees and their local communities. Our operations maintain an average of 4.3 stars on Google, which demonstrates a positive customer response to our focus on service.
Propane is Cleaner Burning
An approved clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act, propane can be used instead of gasoline or fuel oil as an economical and viable step toward cleaner air. In fact, using propane reduces the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and air pollutants like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide.
Propane is American Made
As the world’s largest energy producer, the United States makes propane through petroleum refining, natural gas processing and, increasingly, renewable fuel processing. More than 145,000* workers across the U.S. are employed in the propane industry, which contributes $40 billion annually to the U.S. economy.
Propane is Abundant
America is the leading producer of propane and we are providing more than enough to meet demand. As a clean-burning alternative to gasoline and diesel fuel, propane addresses energy challenges now while the propane industry continues to develop long-term renewable technologies.
Propane is Versatile
Consumers across America rely on propane for home heating and cooking, water heating, fireplaces, clothes drying, back-up power (generators) and outdoor living. Commercial and industrial business owners as well as farmers and ranchers are turning to propane, thanks to its versatility and portability. Propane can be used for forklift fuel and temporary heating as well as irrigation, grain drying, stock tank heating, fueling farm equipment and much more. Plus, propane’s efficiency improves profitability.
Propane Vehicles Win the Race
Propane is the lowest-cost transportation fuel available. More than 200,000 propane vehicles drive the road today, 14,000 of which are school buses that transport 850,000 school children every day in the U.S.
Compare Propane to Electricity
Propane saves money and reduces waste
Clean-burning propane appliances waste very little fuel in the combustion process, unlike electric-powered appliances, which are less efficient. For example:
Propane water heaters can cost one-third less to operate, yet recover water twice as fast as an electric water heater. Plus, propane tankless water heaters generate about half the carbon emissions of an electric water heater.
Propane-fueled furnaces last an average of 20 years, while electric heat pumps last an average of just 12 to 14 years. And propane furnaces generate warmer heat than an electric heat pump. (A propane gas furnace heats air to about 130 degrees F. to 140 degrees F., whereas an electric heat pump produces heat below body temperature of 98.6 degrees F., so the air actually feels cool when placing your hand in front of a vent).
Propane is more dependable than electricity, since propane can be stored safely in a tank on location, while electricity is subject to power outages.
*According to the Propane Education & Research Council’s report from 2012.