The propane industry is committed to maintaining the highest quality fuel possible. This PERC program offers as-needed testing of fuel samples to help marketers ensure this consistent fuel quality.

A fuel sampling program run by Foran Forensics is accepting fuel samples from marketers for testing. This thorough expert analysis can help marketers rule out fuel quality as a factor in equipment performance issues. In the rare case that fuel variations play a role, Foran Forensics will provide marketers with a detailed report and use the information gained to further strengthen the propane industry’s ability to ensure the highest level of fuel quality

Ensuring quality fuel is essential for the propane industry to not only retain current customers but to expand its reach into new markets. 


The fuel sampling kits include a 2.2-liter stainless steel cylinder (center) for collecting fuel, glass containers (top right) for collecting deposit samples, and a manifold (lower left).

Industry-Wide Program Benefits

  • Saves marketers the time and expense of performing their own fuel analysis.
  • Enables a quick industry response to marketer requests and concerns.
  • Provides baseline fuel analysis data that can inform future efforts to ensure high propane fuel quality.
  • Demonstrates the propane industry’s commitment to providing high-quality fuel to end users.

How To Submit Samples

  1. Complete and return a brief questionnaire to help document the problem.
  2. If the issue merits further investigation, PERC will coordinate with Foran Forensics to facilitate sending you a sample collection kit and/or help arrange sample shipment.
  3. After analyzing the sample, Foran Forensics will send you the results, so you can take appropriate action, if needed.
  4. At the completion of the program, Foran Forensics will provide PERC with a summary of the contaminant and fuel quality problems found overall in the group of tested fuel samples.

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For More Information:

Propane Education & Research Council

Gokul Vishwanathan, Director of Research and Sustainability

1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1075 / Washington, DC 20036 / 202-452-8975

Foran Forensics

Christine S. Foran, Senior Chemist

8726 Long Point Road, Suite J74 / Houston, TX 77055 / phone: 281-900-2074