Propane Is Better for Our Environment
Along with being a safe, economical, plentiful fuel source, propane is also a low-carbon fuel source, making it more environmentally friendly than gasoline or diesel fuel. Propane customers can feel good about using propane because emissions are reduced.
The evidence is in: Propane produces significantly less harmful emissions than gasoline or diesel fuel. Here are some examples of the latest findings on clean, green, propane:
- Propane Autogas vehicles produce less carbon emissions than gasoline versions over the vehicle lifecycle.
- Factories and warehouses prefer propane: Propane forklifts reduce produce 19% fewer harmful emissions than gasoline forklifts.
- Landscapers love propane: Propane mowers emit fewer emissions than gasoline versions.
- Farmers know the green propane truth: Irrigation engines powered by propane produce less harmful emissions than diesel equipment.
- The number of Autogas vehicles on America’s roads is projected to rise as much as 100% in the next 5 years. One reason: Autogas-powered vehicles emit fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline vehicles throughout the vehicle life cycle.
Propane is recognized as a “green“ fuel:
- Propane is an approved alternative fuel listed in both the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992.
- Propane is nontoxic and insoluble in water. Because it is released as a gas, it doesn’t spill, pool or leave a residue.
- Propane exhaust creates 60% to 70% less smog-producing hydrocarbons than gasoline, according to studies by the Southwest Research Institute.
- Propane cuts emissions of toxins and carcinogens like benzene and toluene by up to 96%, compared to gasoline, according to studies by the Southwest Research Institute.
If you need yet another reason to like propane, you will be pleased to know that 97% of the propane used in the U.S. is produced in North America, which reduces our dependence on imported fuel.