From water and home heating, to cooking and clothes drying, propane provides essential energy solutions to help you save money and the environment.
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Propane is used daily by hundreds of thousands of Canadians from coast to coast to coast, from heating homes, drying crops, powering forklifts to transporting children to school.
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In 1968, the propane industry united under the Propane Gas Association of Canada and in the last decade, as the Canadian Propane Association to serve members and advocate on behalf of the industry. Join us this year as we reflect on the past and set our sights on the exciting future for low-emission, affordable propane as an integral part of Canada’s energy mix.
CPA Membership Advantage Regional Chairs
The CPA Membership Advantage: Listen to the CPA’s Regional Chairs across Canada discuss the importance of having one voice for the propane industry.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Canadian Propane Association (CPA), we asked industry leaders in Québec to highlight the important role played by the association across the country (English subtitles available in the video).
Maintaining a lasting union: The view from Québec video
Join Dave Karn, owner, Dowler-Karn, and Steve Sparling, founder of Cowbell Brewing and past president & CEO of Sparling’s Propane, as they reflect back 10 years on the CPA’s inception.
CPA at 10: Looking Back
On behalf of the Government of Alberta, congratulations to the Canadian Propane Association as you celebrate your 10th anniversary and more than five decades of commitment to the propane industry in Canada.
Canada’s energy sector is critical to our prosperity and has among the highest environmental, human rights, and labour standards on earth. I appreciate the propane industry’s contributions to our energy mix, and wish the CPA and its members continued success in the years to come.
Propane operators have always been local business leaders, in communities small and large across the country. They hire local people in good-paying jobs and invest in their communities. No other energy supplier has this level of local presence.
Hubert Bibby, one of the founders of Bibby’s Propane in BC, was an active member in his local community, volunteering with the Knights of Columbus, The Lion’s Club and the Air Force Veterans Assoc as well as helping to establish and build a care facility and a local school.
The demand for propane, one of the most versatile energy sources in existence,
is increasing across Canada
Propane is easily transported, making it one of the most versatile energy sources. And with its low GHG emission footprint, demand is increasing across Canada and worldwide. This flexible energy source can literally go anywhere and can be used in a variety of ways – as a petrochemical feedstock to make plastic products to its use in agriculture, other manufacturing industries, as well as residential and transportation applications. And Canada produces plenty of propane – we export about 50 per cent of our propane to meet the growing demand in Asian markets.
The propane industry has an excellent track record for delivering to customers no matter the weather or other challenges – propane dealers go the distance to make sure their customers’ needs are always met.
Infrastructure is well-developed to deliver propane (see Propane Supply Chain). Even during the 2019 rail strike, cooperation and determination in the industry meant the product got to customers by truck when needed. Propane dealers are based in the communities where their customers live – they go above and beyond to deliver.
It’s easy to understand why Canadians choose propane: whether it’s to power appliances for the home, power the office or fleets, propane has lower costs and emissions.
Its many benefits make it easy to understand why more and more Canadians are choosing propane. In addition to reducing toxic emissions, many fleet owners are making the switch to auto propane because it has lower maintenance and fuel costs than gasoline and diesel, and affordable vehicle conversion costs are quickly absorbed. Governments are including propane in energy switching rebates because it has up to 38% fewer particulates than oil in furnaces. Plus, residents can save up to 45% in costs compared to other sources in addition to paying lower insurance costs because there is no risk of contamination due to oil leaks or diesel spills.
Propane is a unique source within Canada’s energy portfolio. Propane’s utilization helps improve air quality, reduces GHG emissions and protects the environment. Innovation and technological advancements allow for the implementation of hybrid energy solutions combining propane with renewable resources to replace diesel and gasoline in remote communities.
Advancements in the auto propane sector are pushing the boundaries of technology and what it means to be clean, with near zero-emissions engines powered by renewable propane, which can be used as a drop-in replacement to help meet growing demand for cleaner energy. Propane is even powering rockets to deliver small satellites into Earth’s orbit.
The Canadian Propane Association has uncovered some old photos, dating several years back, way before the CPA was formed.
If you can identify any of the individuals in these photos, please email your answer to Tammy Hirsch, Sr. Director of Communications & Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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