Propane is made from the process of refining crude oil and natural gas. Since it is a light, simple hydrocarbon, it is one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels. In addition, it is non-toxic, meaning that is not harmful to soil or water and will not endanger the environment.
As an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved clean alternative fuel, propane offers lower greenhouse gas emissions than many other energy options without compromising performance in a wide range of applications.
Here are some interesting environmental facts about propane
• When released into the air, propane does not release carbon dioxide or act as a Greenhouse Gas.
• Propane produces less than half the Greenhouse Gas emissions that electricity does while its exhaust creates 60 percent to 70 percent fewer smog-producing hydrocarbons than gasoline.
• Propane is nontoxic and insoluble in water. Because it's released as a gas, it doesn't spill, pool, or leave a residue. That means propane is not harmful to soil or water in the unlikely event of a tank leak.
• Propane heaters produce less Greenhouse Gas emissions compared to electric water heaters.
• Propane has a lower carbon content than fuel oil, gasoline, diesel, kerosene and ethanol.
• When properly mixed, propane emits virtually no soot, and low carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and oxides of nitrogen.
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