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7 Fast Facts For Louisville Propane Customers

February 27, 2017 / Joshua Prizer / Propane, Propane Tanks

Most people probably don’t spend too much time pondering facts about their energy sources. At Thrifty Propane, however, propane is our primary passion. As such, we wish to share a few facts about propane that might be of interest to our current or future Louisville propane customers.

1. Propane Is Refined
Of course, that doesn’t mean that propane is steeped in Ivy League traditions, but rather than propane is created when petroleum and natural gas are refined. Propane is one of the gases removed from the substances, but there are several others as well, including butane.

2. Propane Is Green
While natural gas can be harmful to the environment, and other energy sources such as coal and nuclear energy also pose dangers to the environment, propane is a green fuel. While it is a fossil fuel, it will not harm water sources, the soil and it is not a greenhouse gas. You can use your Louisville propane with pride, knowing that this is one of the safest fuel sources for our environment.

3. Our Propane Comes From Texas
Once it has been created through the refining process, propane is stored in massive salt caverns. One of these huge caverns is in Mont Belvieu, Texas. At Thrifty Propane, we import all of our propane from Texas. The reason we do so is because these propane pipelines are federally regulated and chemically tested three times per day.

4. Propane Prices Change Daily
Just like gasoline, the price per gallon of your Louisville propane will fluctuate and often the price differs slightly from day to day. Propane is produced at a near-constant rate throughout the year but factors such as crude oil prices and the supply and demand of propane can affect propane.

5. Residential Prices Are Highest In Winter
Generally, you will pay more per gallon for propane in winter. This is simply because the demand is higher and people need to heat their home. Even if your area has a fairly mild winter, the demand in other parts of the country can make prices go up. This is why we recommend that you purchase as much of your propane as possible when the prices are low which tends to occur during the summer months.

6. Propane Is Not Just For Houses
Many businesses use propane to run their furnaces as well as other equipment, such as forklifts and other vehicles. There are many vehicles on the road today that are powered by liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG. Propane also is used to power agricultural equipment and even used to dry crops.

7. Propane Tanks Are Never Truly Full
This is one fact that can cause confusion for some of our Louisville propane customers. When we come out to fill up your tank, we never actually fill it completely full of propane. Because propane is a gas that expands when the temperature rises, we have to leave about 20% of the tank empty to allow for the gas expansion. However, it is important to note that we only charge you for the amount of propane that comes out of our truck and into your tank.

If you are interested in started Louisville propane services, give us a call today and we schedule an appointment. You also can reach us by email or via live chat.

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