What is propane?

Propane is a liquefied petroleum gas that consists of propane, propylene, butane, and butylenes in various mixtures. In the U.S., propane is the primary ingredient. Propane is a by-product of natural gas processing and petroleum refining and it is stored under moderate pressure to maintain its liquid state.

Why is propane a Clean Air Choice®?

Propane vehicles produce less tailpipe emissions and pollutants compared with those using gasoline or diesel. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a typical four-horsepower gasoline lawnmower engine generates almost six times as much volatile organic compounds (VOCs) per hour of use as a typical car. Converting small utility engines such as lawnmowers to burn propane can reduce emissions of ozone precursors by one third and increase fuel economy by 14%.

WITH A RELATIVELY LOW COST, PROPANE IS A HIGH OCTANE, HIGH-ENERGY DENSITY FUEL THAT CAN REDUCE HARMFUL EMISSIONS.

What are other benefits of propane?

  • Energy security. Domestic production reduces dependence on imported oils
  • Cost. Propane costs less per gallon than gasoline and diesel fuel
  • Availability. Numerous propane-powered vehicles are available. A national infrastructure of propane pipelines, processing facilities, and storage already exists for efficient distribution

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