CoEnergy Propane believes that propane is a great fuel for many different things. Heating your home, outdoor area, fuel for your car and more. Learn more about why propane is a great fuel below.
Propane is a Safe Fuel
Like gasoline, propane is flammable, but has a much smaller range of flammability than gasoline and much higher ignition temperature 920- 1020 degrees vs. 80- 300 degrees for gasoline. Propane is non-toxic, unlike gasoline, diesel, methanol and ethanol. If a propane storage tank should ever leak, there would be no contamination danger to the surrounding soil or water. Propane has a lower carbon content compared to conventional gasoline and diesel. When used as a vehicle fuel, propane can offer life cycle greenhouse emissions benefits over conventional fuels, depending on vehicle type and more.
Safety: Propane is considered a safe motor fuel by the federal government. School buses run on propane. Propane vehicle tanks are tested to 4 times the normal operating pressures, and these tanks are 20 times more puncture-resistant than gasoline, methanol or ethanol vehicle tanks. Of methanol, ethanol, CNG or propane, propane has the lowest flammability range -a safety advantage.
Made in the USA: Over 88% of the propane used in this country comes form our own sources. Of this, 70% comes from the processing of natural gas. The U.S., Canada and Mexico have extensive natural gas reserves. More than half, 62% of the remaining 12% is imported from Canada and Mexico.
Engine Life: Propane’s 104 pump octane rating and low carbon and oil contamination characteristics can result in documented engine life of 2 to 3 times that of gasoline. This is one of the prime reasons for propane’s popularity in delivery fleets, taxis, buses and industrial engines.
Cost: Propane is one of the least expensive alternatives to gasoline. Methanol and ethanol are among the most costly. Purchasing your propane in advance is a great way to save money on your propane. Propane is a fuel that won’t have price spikes because it does come from the USA.