Do you have questions regarding the propane industry? GeneratioNext Propane Pros has the answers. Keep reading to view the FAQ concerning the propane industry in Pennsylvania.
A: Propane is a hydrocarbon(C3H8), also known as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), is a gas normally compressed and stored as a liquid. It is nontoxic and odorless; a chemical odorant (Ethyl Mercaptan) is added to help users detect leaks by way of an easy-to-identify rotten-egg smell.
A: Yes! Contrary to popular belief, propane is not a greenhouse gas and is an approved clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act. Substituting propane for other fuels such as gasoline and fuel oil is an economical and viable step toward cleaner air. Using propane reduces the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and air pollutants like carbon monoxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx).
Propane is made in America. In fact, the United States is a net exporter of propane, which means we make more than enough to meet demand. In the wake of the shale revolution, domestic propane supply has greatly increased, and this fuel can now do even more to advance America’s energy security and protect the environment.
A: Propane has a strong safety record, and it is stored, transported, and used in accordance with stringent codes and regulations. The propane industry has developed numerous methods to ensure the safe transport and use of propane:
A: Propane is a versatile fuel and is most commonly used in home comfort equipment such as furnaces, water heaters, clothes dryers, fireplaces, grills, stoves, pool heating, space heating, and more. When used for engine applications, such as forklifts, mowers, generators, irrigation engines and even on-road vehicles, propane is known as AutoGas. Propane applications are continually growing due to new technology developments.
A: There is a variety of opportunities; Service Technicians, Delivery Drivers, Customer Service Representatives, Sales, Transport Drivers, Service Management and Internships and Apprenticeships. Click here to for propane career opportunities.
A: With a career in the propane industry, you won’t just be doing a job. You’ll be part of a team that’s building communities and protecting the environment for the next generation. From homes and businesses, to farms and fleets of vehicles, propane keeps America running.
A: Those currently in high level positions generally started out as a Service Technician, Delivery Driver or even an Apprenticeships. With openings at all levels, those with a get-it-done attitude has the opportunity to advance.