Propane on the Farm
Nearly 900,000 farms in the United States use propane, and with good reason. Propane is a clean-burning, reliable, and efficient energy source. Farmers can depend on propane to cost effectively and responsibly run their operations both in and out of the field.
The Propane Education and Research Act (PERA) recognizes the important role of propane in agriculture and requires that PERC devote at least 5 percent of its total budget toward programs and projects that benefit the U.S. agricultural industry. PERC uses these resources to benefit the U.S. agriculture and propane industries by developing and improving propane-fueled technologies and programs that increase farm productivity, reduce environmental impact and enhance safety.
We Can Fuel Your Equipment
Palmetto Gas has deep South Carolina roots. Our business is made-to-order for serving the agricultural community. We know the weather, soil crop rotations, and what you need to be successful… we live here, and it’s in our blood. Palmetto Gas can design a propane program for your farm and its specific needs.
- Cotton Gins
- Grain Drying
- Poultry Operations
- Flame Cultivation
- Tobacco Barns
- Autogas for Trucks
More About Agricultural Propane
Propane is also being used increasingly for vehicle fuels. In the U.S., 190,000 on-road vehicles use propane, and 450,000 forklifts use it for power. It is the third most popular vehicle fuel in America, behind gasoline and diesel. In other parts of the world, propane used in vehicles is known as autogas. About 13 million vehicles worldwide use autogas.
Propane is also used as fuel for small engines, especially those used indoors or in areas with insufficient fresh air and ventillation to carry away the toxic exhaust of an engine running on gasoline or diesel. More recently, there have been lawn care products like string trimmers, lawn mowers and leaf blowers intended for outdoor use but fueled by propane to reduce air pollution.
If you have any questions or are interested in our propane service, please contact us.