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