Propane has been providing clean, efficient energy to our homes and businesses and on our farms for more than 100 years – and now, renewable propane offers an even lower carbon option for energy consumers around the world.
Propane is used in approximately 50 million households and businesses for heat and water heating, indoor and outdoor cooking, clothes drying, and backup power. On the farm, propane is used to run pumps and engines, heat buildings, and dry and process crops, and it is an excellent pest control option, especially in organic farming. Propane autogas is the third most popular vehicle fuel worldwide behind gasoline and diesel, commonly used to fuel buses, light- and medium-duty trucks, vans, shuttles, taxicabs, and police and government vehicles. For vehicles, there are thousands of propane autogas refueling stations across the U.S., and propane autogas is the only alternative fuel with fueling stations in every state.
Propane production keeps quality jobs in our country. Nearly 50,000 workers across the U.S. are employed in propane production, transportation, and distribution. The U.S. is the world’s leading producer and exporter of propane, with our country becoming a net exporter of propane in 2011.
To learn more about propane’s clean, efficient, and economical benefits, visit the National Propane Gas Association’s website.