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.