LEARN ABOUT THIS CLEAN, GREEN AND VERSATILE ENERGY SOURCE
If you use propane in your home, or when you pick up a fresh cylinder of propane for your BBQ grill from a Lil’ Hank’s Tank Exchange location near you, you likely have wondered where that propane actually comes from.
Wonder no more! We’re here to tell the basics on how propane is made, and how it gets to you:
WHAT IS PROPANE?
Propane was first identified in 1910 by chemist Walter O. Snelling, who was working for the U.S. Bureau of Mines. After someone complained about gasoline loss, Snelling started digging into the matter and discovered that several evaporating gases in gasoline could be converted into liquids. Propane was the most plentiful of those gases. Snelling then created a method to bottle the liquid gas and the propane industry was born.
HOW DOES PROPANE GET TO MY HOME?
About 90% of the domestic propane supply is created from natural gas processing in the United States and Canada, much of that thanks to the increase in shale gas extraction. Some of our propane comes from crude oil refining.
Liquid components from the processing of natural gas — propane, butane, methane and ethane — are extracted. Once the propane production is complete, it gets sent to bulk distribution centers by pipelines, tanker ship, trains, trucks and barges. Distributors deliver it to local propane providers like Blue Flame. We then safely and dependably deliver it to your home or business in our service area of southern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE PROPANE FOR MY HOME?
With so much domestic propane production, our supply is so plentiful that the U.S. has become a net exporter of propane. That plentiful supply also means that you’ll always be able to have the propane you need, no matter what is happening overseas or with global crude oil markets.
Because propane is also clean-burning, and its superior energy efficiency saves you money on your energy bills. It also creates less wear on your propane appliances, so you get more from your investment.
Best of all, propane creates much fewer greenhouse gas emissions than other fuels, so it’s better for the environment in our ongoing battle against climate change.
Contact us to learn more about our propane services, today. Blue Flame is always ready to help.