Propane vs Natural Gas

Understanding the difference between LPG and natural gas

Natural gas supply is dependent on old, undersized pipelines, which causes supply concerns during periods of cold weather and high demand. Deteriorating natural gas pipelines have also raised environmental concerns about methane leaks coming from underground natural gas pipelines. (Methane is a greenhouse gas and the main component of natural gas.)

In comparison, propane in its original form is not a greenhouse gas and it’s considered a “green” fuel because of its low carbon content. Having a propane tank on your property gives you the ability to store an adequate supply that’s always ready for immediate use.

Propane gas is easy and safe to transport because it gets compressed into a liquid. All of this liquid petroleum gas (LPG) then gets stored inside large tanks until your propane company delivers it to you.

Additionally, all of the propane consumed in the U.S. is produced in North America. So every gallon of propane you buy contributes to America’s energy independence.

Similarities between propane and natural gas

Many of the benefits of natural gas translate to propane as well. Whether it’s a super-efficient furnace, unlimited hot water, temperature-precise cooking stoves or reliable backup home generators to enhance convenience and safety, you can count on all of these benefits in your propane-powered home in the same way people do in homes supplied with natural gas.

Propane and your independent supplier

Most propane suppliers have several ways to ensure that you will always have plenty of clean, dependable propane on hand, with programs like automatic delivery, prebuy and other plans to suit your needs. Unlike natural gas or electricity, propane customers can contract for and store their energy supply on-site for ultimate security.

With many companies serving the Empire State, New York’s propane consumers also have a range of local options for price, service and terms.

Contact your propane company to learn more about propane, including its great track record for safety and efficiency.