Propane 101

Carling Propane

Propane is the world’s most versatile fuel. A triple threat by nature, it’s known to be a source of clean energy, environmentally-friendly and the economical fuel of choice for residential, industrial, commercial, and agricultural applications. Stored as a liquid, propane is easily transported and can provide energy in places natural gas cannot.

About Propane
  • world’s most versatile fuel
  • environmental and economical choice
  • stored as a liquid
  • easily transported
  • provide energy where natural gas cannot
What is Propane?

Propane is a member of the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) family, which is often recovered from natural gas through a separation process. It is also produced by refining crude oil.

It is colourless, odourless, tasteless, and non-toxic. As a safety measure, ethyl mercaptan, an odorant that smells like boiling cabbage or rotten eggs, is added to propane when it is loaded into transport trucks.

Propane is versatile. It is both a liquid and gas (vapor). Propane’s density is higher in liquid form which is why it is easily stored and transported that way and used as a vapor. It is shipped to retail storage sites by pipeline, railcars, transport trucks, barges, bulk trucks, and cylinder trucks.

-colourless, odorless, tasteless and non-toxic
-ethyl mercaptan is added to propane as a safety measure-it smells like boiling cabbage or rotten eggs


In space heaters, central heating, water heaters, clothes dryers, cooking, air conditioning, refrigeration, lighting, fireplaces, generators,gas grills (BBQs), and tank refills.


For temporary heat on construction sites and nurseries, in forklifts, torches, and for cylinder requalification.

Commercial & Agricultural

For heating, water heating, large appliances, temporary heat, forklifts, generators, manufacturing, roofing, asphalt, auto fill, grain and crop drying, irrigation, and cylinder requalification.