Almost all of the propane you use is made in America, and most of it comes from the production of natural gas. When natural gas is removed during the refining process, there remains a mix of different gases, including propane.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration and U.S. Dept. of Commerce; numbers reflect exports in thousands of barrels per day.
Natural gas supply is dependent on old, undersized pipelines, which causes supply concerns during periods of cold weather and high demand. Having a propane tank on your property gives you the ability to store an adequate supply that’s always ready for immediate use.
Propane gas is easy and safe to transport because it gets compressed into a liquid. All of this liquid petroleum gas (LPG) then gets stored inside large tanks until your propane company delivers it to you.