When you do not have access to natural gas, propane is one of the best solutions for heating and cooking fuel. However, many people who have never lived or worked in an area not served by a municipal gas utility are unfamiliar with the product and have several questions. To get you up to speed on the subject, Brotherton Propane, a respected gas delivery service in West Plains, MO, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about propane in the following sections.
Frequently Asked Questions About Propane
What Is Propane?
Propane is a flammable gas typically stored and sold under enough pressure that it condenses into a liquid state. In this form, it is called "LPG" or liquid petroleum. When released from its container, it returns to a gaseous form and behaves much like natural gas.
What Are the Uses of Propane?
It is used in homes for heating and cooking. Businesses operate with it to power forklifts and other industrial equipment. Farms utilize it for power pumps, to heat buildings, and to operate farming equipment. It is even used to power on-the-road vehicles.
Is Propane a Fossil Fuel?
Propane is a fossil fuel. It is a byproduct of the production of petroleum products. Most is created during natural gas production, although some is also created during crude oil refinery.
What Are the Benefits of Propane?
Propane is clean-burning and affordable. It is also easy and relatively safe to transport over the road, so it is ideal for areas not served by a natural gas utility. It produces fewer pollutants than gas or diesel do, and the vast majority of propane used in the United States is manufactured here.
Propane is an efficient and economical alternative to natural gas. To schedule gas delivery to your location, contact Brotherton Propane in West Plains, MO. They've been serving the region for more than 40 years and offer 24/7 emergency service. Visit their website to learn more about the company or call (417) 256-5067 to speak with a friendly, knowledgeable representative.