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things you may not know about propane

1. Compared with other fuels, propane is much less combustible. When combined with air, the source of ignition must be at least 940°—that’s twice as high as the ignition temperature of gasoline.

2. Autogas, a propane-based motor fuel, is the third most popular vehicle fuel, next to gasoline and diesel. Because it’s so safe and cost-effective, autogas is now being used for buses, fleet trucks, forklifts, farm tractors and lawn mowers.

3. High-efficiency heat pumps can be driven by a propane-fueled engine. This system is designed to efficiently heat and cool multiple zones within a home.

4. Because propane is nontoxic and doesn’t pose a threat to soil and water, installing propane tanks (above or below ground) is not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.

5. Propane is an essential fuel for nearly 900,000 farms in the U.S. It’s used for irrigation pumps, crop drying, fruit ripening, space and water heating, generators and refrigeration.