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Krista Scarlett | thompsongas

The Future Of Home And Commercial Propane

Jan 13th 2014 at 10:41 PM

Recently, we’ve heard more and more discussionsabout the depletion of natural oil reserves and, as a direct result of the increased awareness, more and more companies are turning to green energy as an alternative. The main reason behind this change is purely pre-emptive and borne out of apprehension or fear that the present reserves of natural gas, including propane,will soon run out. While that may be true, one thing everyone seems to agree on is the fact that the same reserves are not likely to run out anytime within the near future — itcould be decades before any such impact is felt. This is why manycompanies still rely on commercial propane, even though it would seem wiser at first glance to start shifting towards other sources of energy.

Many companies still rely on commercial propane gas and other natural oil products, at least for their short-term objectives,because propane prices are more competitive than other energy sources. Even though the long term costs associated with other green energy sources like solar energy might seem lower compared to propane prices, the initial, short term costs of setting up the former are simply too high.Most companies would rather go on paying what they do already than pay a lot right now in the hopes of paying less in the future.

Propane for home is a more common phenomenon compared to commercial propane, perhaps an indication that home propane users are not as worried about the future of this energy form. And, the truth is they really don’t have to be. Home propane accounts for a much smaller proportion of the total natural gas consumption all over the world. It is among the last alternatives likely to suffer in the unfortunate event that natural oil reserves ever deplete as has been predicted time and again. So, it doesn’t make much sense to adopt a more expensive alternative like electricity when you probably could go your entire lifetime without having to make the switch.

The primary reason many U.S. homeowners buy propane is heating and home heating propane. However, most people do not know that they don’t always have to buy the gas directly in that form from the LPG gas suppliers. A cheaper alternative to this exists in the form of oil to propane conversion.

About the Author:

This article was written by Krista Scarlett, communications specialist for ThompsonGas. The 16th largest retail propane company in the U.S., ThompsonGas has been family owned and operated since 1946. The propane gas dealer provides cheap propane for residential and commercial propane gas service to customers across 10 states in the East and Southeast.

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