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What is propane?

Propane is a clean-burning, gaseous fuel that is pressurized and stored as a liquid when used in vehicles. When used as a vehicle fuel, it is pressurized, stored as a liquid and burned as a gas. It is often called LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) or auto propane.

Most of Canada's propane is a co-product of natural gas production. About 85 percent of Canada's propane is produced at natural gas plants in Western Canada, whereas the rest is a by-product of oil refining. Propane is distributed by pipeline, railcar and bulk trucks and trailers. Like gasoline, propane is sold in litres.