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 Winter 2013-14  
After spiking prices on propane its back down to around $1.50 a gallon again.  


So maintain your supply & always,


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The following is information from the
National Propane Gas Association and the
Propane Education & Research Council:


Propane, the most common liquefied petroleum gas (LP-gas), is one of the

nation's most versatile sources of energy and supplies about 4 percent of our

total energy needs.

Propane exists as a liquid and a gas. At atmospheric pressure and temperatures

above –44 F, it is a non-toxic, colorless and odorless gas. Just as with natural

gas, an identifying odor is added so it can be readily detected. When contained in an approved cylinder or tank, propane exists as a liquid and vapor. The vapor is released from the container as a clean-burning fuel gas. Propane is 270 times

more compact as a liquid than as a gas, making it economical to store and

transport as a liquid.

Approximately 90 percent of the United States’ propane supply is produced

domestically, while 70 percent of the remaining supply is imported from Canada

and Mexico. Approximately equal amounts of propane come from the refining of

crude oil and from natural gas processing. Thus, propane is a readily available,

secure energy source whose environmental benefits are widely recognized.

Propane is an approved, alternative clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act, as well as the National Energy Policy Act of 1992.



Propane is a staple on 660,000 farms, where it is used in a wide range of agricultural applications:

  • Crop drying—corn, soybeans, grains, tobacco, apples, peanuts, onions and other crops.

  • Flame cultivation—controlling weed growth using propane burners.

  • Fruit ripening.

  • Space heating—for barns, pig farrowing houses, chicken houses, stock tanks, nurseries, greenhouses, orchards, and incubators.

  • Water heating—for dairies and stock watering tanks.

  • Refrigeration of foods.

  • Running a variety of farm engines, including tractors, weed eaters, irrigation pumps, stand-by generators, and seedling planters.

In 1910, a Pittsburgh motor car owner walked into chemist Dr. Walter Snelling' office, complaining that the gallon of gasoline he had purchased was half a gallon by the time he got home. Consumers were being cheated, he said, because the gasoline was evaporating at a rapid and expensive rate, and he asked Dr. Snelling to investigate. Dr. Snelling took up the challenge. Using coils from an old hot-water heater and other miscellaneous pieces of laboratory equipment, he
built a still that could separate the gasoline into its liquid and gaseous components and discovered that the evaporating gases were propane, butane and other hydrocarbons


PROPANE Education and Research COUNCIL
Propane has a narrow range of flammability when compared with other petroleum products. In order to ignite, the propane-air mix must contain from 2.2 to 9.6 percent propane vapor. If the mixture contains less than 2.2 percent gas, it is too lean to burn. If it contains more than 9.6 percent, it is too rich to burn.

• Propane won’t ignite when combined with air unless the source of ignition reaches at least 940 degrees Fahrenheit. In contrast, gasoline will ignite when the source of ignition reaches only 430 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

• Propane gas is nontoxic, so it’s not harmful to soil and water. Because propane does not endanger the environment, the placement of propane tanks either above or below ground is not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.

• According to the EPA, much of the sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere, which produces acid rain, is attributable to coal-fired electricity-generating facilities. In contrast, neither the process by which propane is produced nor the combustion of propane gas produces significant acid rain contaminants.
• If liquid propane leaks, it doesn’t puddle but instead vaporizes and dissipates into the air.

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