If you use propane in your North Carolina home, or have picked up a cylinder for your BBQ grill, you may have wondered where your propane actually comes from.
Here’s something to make you feel good: Ninety (90) percent of our country’s propane supply, what you get with LG Jordan propane delivery, is made right here in the United States!
Here too are some more interesting facts about how propane is made:
Propane, which is also known as liquefied petroleum gas or LPG, is a byproduct of natural gas processing or occasionally crude oil refinement. It was first discovered in 1910 by Walter O. Snelling, a Pennsylvania chemist, while looking into gasoline evaporation and storage. He found several evaporating gases that could be changed into liquids, the most plentiful being propane. Snelling created a method to bottle the liquid gas, and the propane industry was born.
Today, propane primarily comes from domestic natural gas processing, especially since shale gas extraction has increased in recent decades. Today, close to 70 percent of the U.S. propane supply comes from natural gas processing here and in Canada.
Liquid components are recovered as natural gas is processed. In addition to propane, methane, butane and ethane are also produced.
Once propane is produced, it is shipped to bulk propane distribution centers by pipeline, tanker ship, railroad, truck or barge. From there, propane distributors bring it to local propane providers like LG Jordan.
The domestic propane supply is so plentiful that the United States is now a net exporter of propane. And because that plentiful supply is domestic, you can be assured that you’ll always have the propane you need, regardless of what happens elsewhere in the world.
Another reason propane is right for your home is that its clean-burning properties are more energy-efficient, saving you money. And because propane burns so cleanly, it creates much fewer greenhouse gas emissions than other fuels.