Propane is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon which is a colorless, odorless gas at atmospheric temperatures and pressures. It is produced as a by-product of natural gas processing and petroleum refining. It is commonly used in residential heating and cooking, barbecues and portable stoves. On a commercial level it is used as a fuel for fork lift trucks, lawn mowers, general heating and, increasingly, in motor vehicles. The propane we sell you is odorized (as is natural gas) so that you can smell it and detect any leakage – it is non-toxic but highly inflammable.Normally, for ease of delivery, propane is transported as a liquid. It is stored under a pressure of 250 psi. It becomes a gas when it leaves your tank and you use it. It is transported around the country by a combination of pipelines, tanker trucks and railcars. It is readily available in the Rocky Mountain area through gas plants which produce the product locally and pipelines.
All the propane we use is produced locally – none is imported. So you have security of supply.