Why Propane

Refined fuels and petroleum products are perceived as pollutants and environmentally unfriendly. Propane is not only clean and environmentally friendly in its unused state, it produces exhaust emissions that exceed the requirements for clean fuel vehicles and surpass eco-friendly expectations in all aspects. 

Propane is non-toxic, non-caustic and will not create an environmental hazard if released as a liquid or vapor into water or soil. If spilled in large quantity, the only environmental damage that may occur is freezing any organism or plant life in the immediate area. There are no long term effects following a propane spill even if the quantities are excessively large. The only damage and potential danger exists if the vapor is ignited following a spill. And even then, there are no long term effects of ignited propane that can be damaging to the environment. Propane liquid and vapor are environmentally sound and friendly in their unused states (prior to combustion) if released.

  • Propane is not considered a greenhouse gas.

  • Propane is not damaging to freshwater or saltwater ecosystems, underwater plant or marine life.

  • Propane is not harmful to soil if spilled on the ground. Propane will not cause harm to drinking water supplies.

  • Propane vapor will not cause air pollution. Propane vapor is not considered air pollution.

  • Propane vapor is not harmful if accidentally inhaled by birds, animals or people. 

  • Propane will only cause bodily harm if liquid propane comes in contact with skin (boiling point -44°F).

Although the physical characteristics of propane may cause harm to living things, the chemical makeup of propane will not harm anything. Then again, drinking water is harmless but who would attempt to chew on an ice cube that is 45 degrees below zero or take a 450 degree steam bath. The point is propane will not harm people or the environment and while its harmless attributes are eco-friendly, its temperature characteristics can and will cause harm when handled with carelessness. 

 Source:  http://www.propane101.com/propanegreenenergyfuel.htm

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