Propane is a hydrocarbon gas from the Alkane series and is flammable.
The two major sources of Propane are natural gas and crude oil during the refining process. Because the two sources from which propane is obtained is mainly from a fossil fuel source hence propane is a non-renewable source of energy that would take time to form once replenished.
Natural Gasis majorly composed of hydrocarbons, natural gas is a mixture of gases that are available in the atmosphere. It is processed so that it is converted into a cleaner fuel that would fit for consumption.
Both Natural gas and propane are known to fulfil our energy needs. Today a large number of industrial, commercial and domestic purposes are fulfilled by Natural gas and Propane. However, both Natural Gas and propane are different in the following ways:
- The composition:
Natural gas is a mixture of various hydrocarbons that is formed under immense atmospheric pressure. Some of the hydrocarbons are Methane, butane, ethane etc.
Propane is also a mixture of hydrocarbons and can be compressed in liquid form for transportation.
- The storage:
In terms of storage propane is more popular than Natural gas. Natural gas is not available everywhere and is transported through pipelines which is not available everywhere. Propane on the other hand is stored in tanks and can be transported anywhere.
- The installation aspect:
Nowadays several appliances work with both propane and natural gas. However, the technique involved in the installation of these appliances in the case of propane and natural gas is different. When an appliance is installed in the technique supporting propane, converting it into natural gas would require a different set of installation methods altogether and vice versa.
- The economical aspect:
It is very difficult to determine which among the two is more economical both of them provide more efficiency in less cost.