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What is Propane?

Propane is an energy-rich gas. Its chemical formula is C3H8.
It is one of the liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs) that are found mixed with natural gas and oil. Propane and other liquefied gases, including ethane and butane, are separated from natural gas at natural gas processing plants, or from crude oil at refineries. The amount of propane produced from natural gas and from oil is roughly equal.

LPG provides a convenient means of powering heating, cooking and other processes, regardless of where your home is located.

How does LPG compare with other fuels?

energy stepLPG produces no harmful or dangerous waste
energy stepLPG, when burned, produces less CO2 than coal and oil
energy stepLPG burns cleanly with no soot and very few SO2 and NOx emissions
energy stepLPG poses no ground and water pollution hazards
energy stepLPG delivers significant fuel cost savings, and is approximately 50% cheaper than diesel
energy stepLPG is a by-product so there is no wastage
energy stepLPG boilers are cheaper to install than oil boilers and less expensive to maintain
energy stepLPG can be used alongside renewable technologies
(Source BP)

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