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An energy choice for all

Propane powers the lives of Canadians in many ways. Most of us know that propane is a popular way to heat up the backyard barbecue, to power appliances in a recreational vehicle or a Zamboni. But propane does so much more.

Every day, hundreds of thousands of Canadians rely on propane for their homes or cottages, businesses, farms and fleets.

Propane’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are significantly lower than gasoline, diesel, coal and heating oil, and comparable to natural gas.

At Home or the Cottage

Propane is one of the cleanest and most versatile energy sources in existence.

Use low-emission, high-efficiency propane to power:

  • Furnaces
  • Hot water heaters
  • Fireplaces and patio heaters
  • Ovens and cooktops
  • Fridges and dryers
  • Pool heaters and generators
  • Lawn-mowers

On the Road

Across Canada, auto propane is being used to lower vehicle costs (propane is less expensive than gasoline) and reduce GHG emissions, including by:

  • School and transit buses
  • Taxis and limousines
  • Courier vans
  • Police cars
  • Trucks and vans of all sizes

Knowing where to fill up with auto propane is easy! Go to the Alternative Fuelling Station Locator for a complete list of propane fuel locations.

Learn more about auto propane. Visit our auto propane section.

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In the US, check out Clean Fuel USA’s video discussing the benefits of propane auto propane in school buses.

Alternative Fuelling Station Locator for a complete list of propane fuel locations.

Learn more about auto propane. Visit our auto propane section.

View comments from users:

In the US, check out Clean Fuel USA’s video discussing the benefits of propane auto propane in school buses.

In Agriculture

When using propane at the farm, you:

  • Accelerate — today — decarbonization and use cleaner energy
  • Make greener, affordable choices for your home and business
  • Support investments in your local economy and your community

Environmentally friendly propane is used extensively in agricultural applications, such as:

  • Heating livestock facilities, including barns and brooding pens
  • Heating commercial greenhouses
  • Powering irrigation systems
  • Drying grains and crops
  • Controlling pests and weeds without chemicals

Learn more about how propane is used on the farm!

In Retail & Industries

From warehouses to mines, from manufacturing facilities to hospitals and restaurants, propane energizes Canada:

  • Mining operations – powering generators, remote camp heating, cooking and refrigeration, and specialized operational equipment
  • Construction worksite heating
  • Powering forklifts
  • Heat for metal processing
  • Back-up power generation at key institutions

Even a Propane-Powered Rocket!

Propane’s applications are almost endless:

  • Sideline heaters at professional football games
  • To lay hot asphalt
  • As a propellant in aerosol cans – propane is non-toxic and doesn’t harm the earth’s ozone layer
  • For lawnmowers
  • For food service — in kitchens, at catered events, or in food trucks
  • To make plastics products like dollar bills, car or cell phone parts, etc.

Learn more

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