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Propane 101

August 5, 2014 | By |

Content originally posted by the Propane Education & Research Council


What is propane?

An affordable, clean, American-made fuel, propane is a gas normally compressed and stored as a liquid. It is most commonly used for space and water heating, for cooking, and as a fuel for engines; however, its applications are rapidly growing due to new technology developments.

  • Propane is nontoxic, colorless, and virtually odorless; an identifying odor is added so it can be detected.
  • Propane is also sometimes known as liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG. When used as vehicle fuel propane is known as propane autogas.

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