It’s clear the propane market in the United States has been strongly influenced by the abundance of natural gas. According to Propane Resources, a Kansas City-based propane industry consultancy, the U.S. was importing about 100,000 bpd of propane 10 years ago; today, it’s an exporter of 1.1 MMbpd of propane. Why? A decade ago, 48% of propane in the U.S. was derived from natural gas; today, that number has jumped to 75%, due to the various ways of getting raw product out of the ground. That includes hydraulic fracturing, among other methods.

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