Frequently Asked Questions about Propane

  • 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.