Propane is a safe and widely used fuel. It is sometimes called liquefied petroleum gas, LP gas, or LPG. Propane is transported and stored as a very cold liquid. As a result, it can cause a freeze burn or frostbite if it contacts the skin. Propane is delivered to a customer as a liquid and is pumped into the storage tank. The liquid changes to gas vapor before it leaves the tank. It will not ignite when combined with air unless the source of ignition reaches 920 degrees Fahrenheit.
Propane emits less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of electricity. It takes less propane energy than electricity to run the same appliance. Propane also exceeds the requirements for clean fuel regulations. Propane is nontoxic and is insoluble in water. Since propane releases as a gas, it does not spill, pool, or leave a residue. This makes it harmless to soil or water if a tank were to leak.
Most propane accidents occur due to an out-of-gas situation. Please visit our safety section.