How is Propane Distributed? How is Propane Distributed?
How Propane Gets to You
Today, the United States produces more than enough propane to go around. While propane used to be burned away as part of oil refining, it’s now captured and used as clean, American energy. In fact, propane is one of the cleanest fuels out there, and it’s an EPA-certified alternative clean energy.
After it leaves the processing plant, propane is stored as liquid underground until it’s needed. Then it travels around the country through a network of pipelines, railroad tank cars, tractor-trailers, and barges. Along the way, it creates about 80,000 American jobs. From regional storage sites nationwide, the propane is then sent to distributors, like your supplier.
Finally, propane is pumped into bobtail delivery trucks that deliver it to millions of American homes and businesses.