Plain and Simple

Propane is byproduct of domestic natural gas processing and crude oil refining. U.S. propane supplies are becoming increasingly abundant due in large part to increased supplies of natural gas.

  • The United States is a net exporter of propane, with 98% of propane used in the US sourced domestically.
  • Strong growth in propane supply is projected to come from the Marcellus shale play in the northeastern U.S. Industry insiders estimate the Marcellus shale single-handedly can supply more than 2 billion gallons of propane per year.
  • Because of the extreme growth in U.S. sources of propane, the U.S. produces more than enough propane to meet current demand.