Propane – The Science in 15 Seconds.
Sometimes referred to as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), propane is a three-carbon alkane gas (C3H8) produced from both natural gas processing and crude oil refining. Propane is stored under pressure in a tank as a colorless liquid; it is naturally odorless, but an odorant is added to detect leaks.
Propane is an approved clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992. It’s nontoxic, so it’s not harmful to soil or water.
What Can Propane Do For You?
More than you might imagine. Propane is used all over Hawaii:
• For residential water heaters, air conditioners, furnaces, outdoor grills, fireplaces and appliances.
• On farms to control pests, dry crops and power irrigation pumps.
• To drive forklifts and industrial vehicles.
• For heating, cooking and much more at thousands of businesses – including restaurants and hotels.
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Almost anyone can use the clean-burning and efficient energy propane gas provides.
Hawaii families use propane in and around their homes for furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, outdoor grills, fireplaces, and appliances.
Hawaii farmers use propane-fueled equipment and technologies to control pests, dry crops, and power irrigation pumps.
Industrial workers use propane-driven forklifts and fleet vehicles.
Hotels, hospitals, universities and others use propane to produce electricity and thermal energy in combined heat and power (CHP) and cogeneration applications.
And thousands of commercial establishments, including restaurants and hotels, depend on propane for heating, cooking, and other uses.