In the new environment section on propane.com, we answer common myths people believe about propane being bad for the environment. Each week, we’ll include one myth and its answer. Check out the myth busting page for more content like this to share with your community.
Myth #1: Propane is not safe for the environment.
Your answer: Actually, propane is a liquid when stored, but when released into the air, it vaporizes and dissipates. This unique characteristic means it cannot contaminate groundwater, drinking water, marine ecosystems or sensitive habitat if released. When it vaporizes into the air, it produces virtually no ozone-harming effects and unlike natural gas, is not a greenhouse gas in its un-combusted state.