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Frequently Asked Questions
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What does propane smell like?
Propane has a strong, unpleasant smell like rotten eggs, a skunk's spray, or a dead animal. Propane manufactures add the smell deliberately to help alert customers to propane leaks, which can create a safety hazard.

Why isn't my tank filled to 100 percent capacity?
Propane is delivered and stored in liquid form. Propane liquid will expand nearly 17 times as much as water over the same temperature increase. As a result, tanks and cylinders are never completely filled with propane-gas liquid. Tanks are filled to about 80 to 85 percent of their capacity. This leaves a space above the liquid, which allows the propane liquid to expand freely due to changes in temperature.

Is propane environmentally friendly?
Most of the propane used in the United States is produced right here and is one of the cleanest burning fuels available. Propane burns cleaner than gasoline and other fossil fuels. It emits lower levels of carbon dioxide and particulates and doesn't produce sulfur dioxide, a primary cause of the greenhouse effect. Propane is non-toxic and vaporizes quickly, so it won't contaminate soil or groundwater. Propane is also a natural by-product of the gas refining process and is in plentiful supply with enough propane to meet America's needs in the 21st century. All these factors make propane one of the most versatile fuels you can find.

How do I tell how full my tank is?
Your tank will have a gauge located on the top of the tank, usually under a lid. The numbers on the gauge tell the percentage contained in the tank. For example, if you have a 500 gallon tank with a gauge reading 50%, you have 250 gallons in your tank.

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