Get to Know Your Fuel Part 2: Propane

- 5:03 pm - July 14th, 2016

You might have heard Glider Oil or someone else mention that propane is an alternative fuel listed in the Clean Air Act and the National Energy Policy Act. But what does this really mean? 
In laymen’s terms, it means that propane is clean, safe and environmentally friendly. That’s one of the reasons propane is used not only by homeowners across the country, but also countless industries from agriculture to transportation to building and construction. Consider these finer points of propane cleanliness and safety:
  • Propane is not considered a greenhouse gas.
  • Propane is not damaging to freshwater or saltwater ecosystems, underwater plant or marine life.
  • Propane is not harmful to soil if spilled on the ground. Propane will not cause harm to drinking water supplies.
  • Propane vapor will not cause air pollution. Propane vapor is not considered air pollution.
  • Propane vapor is not harmful if accidentally inhaled by birds, animals or people. 
  • Propane will only cause bodily harm if liquid propane comes in contact with skin (boiling point -44°F).
The next time you fire up your propane grill, take a dip in a propane-heated swimming pool, or bring your clothes to a propane-powered laundromat, you can take pride in the fuel you’re using. And if you’re one of the many loyal Glider Oil customers who counts on our automatic propane delivery service to heat their homes and hot water, you can enjoy that same proud feeling of clean, conscientious comfort every single day.
To sign up for automatic propane delivery, please contact the nearest Glider Oil office. To learn more about the benefits of propane, visit

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