- Question: What is propane?
Answer: Propane is referred to as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). It is environmentally friendly, non-toxic, and in many ways a safer fuel than gasoline.
- Question: Where does propane come from?
Answer: It comes from petroleum refining and natural gas processing.
- Question: How is it beneficial to the environment?
Answer: LPG is stored in a vehicle in liquid form. It becomes a vapor as it enters the engine, allowing it to burn cleanly. It produces practically no sulfur emissions, therefore releasing 60 percent lower carbon monoxide than gasoline.
- Question: How many vehicles use propane?
Answer: More than 3.5 million internationally, and more than 350,000 in the United States.
- Question: Is propane more expensive than gasoline?
Answer: Cost of propane is comparable to the cost of gasoline.
- Question: Is it dangerous to drive a vehicle run by propane if an accident occurs?
Answer: Fires and disasters occur everyday with cars and gasoline that have not happened with those using alternative fuel. The taxi cab industry has taken major steps to make sure the use of alternative fuel is overly safe. Out of the thousands of accidents that have happened with taxi cabs in Southern Nevada in the last two decades, none have resulted in a propane fire. The vehicles are equipped with shut-off valves and other features to make sure propane is contained within the tanks.