Frequently Asked Questions about Propane

Have questions about propane gas, what to do in the event of a propane leak, or advantages of choosing propane gas in Texas? Kelly Propane and Fuel is here for you with a variety of resources including these propane FAQs. If your question isn’t answered by this page, you can always get in touch with one of our full-time propane experts. There’s nothing we love more than speaking with our valued customers!


Q: What should I do if I smell propane gas?

A: If you are currently experiencing an emergency, evacuate the area and call us immediately. If you are not currently experiencing an emergency, visit our Propane Safety page to learn all the steps you should take if you suspect a gas leak at your property.

Q: What is propane?

A: Propane is a gas fuel that is compressed, stored as a liquid, and used as a vapor. It is nontoxic, colorless, and naturally odorless, although an odorant is added to aid in detection. The fuel is used for residential, commercial, industrial, AutoGas, and agricultural use. Texas residents use propane for heating, water heating, fleet fueling, clothes drying, cooling, greenhouse climate control, and more.

Q: What are some more common uses of propane gas?

A: Propane is most often used for heating and water heating. Other uses include cooking, generators, pool heating, lighting, vehicle fueling, forklifts, irrigation, and crop drying.

Q: What are the advantages of using propane gas?

A: Propane is an approved clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act. It produces fewer emissions than many other fuels. Most propane is created in North America, and sales support the local economy and jobs. The US is the world’s leading propane provider and has more than enough to go around. With propane, you know you have options when it comes to delivery and service providers. Propane is one of the cheaper fuel options and is consistently priced lower per BTU than oil and other competing fuels.

Q: Will propane gas deteriorate over long periods?

A: No. Unlike some competing fuels, propane does not deteriorate or lose potency over time.

Q: What appliances can I use with propane?

A: Propane can fuel a variety of appliances, including: furnaces, boilers, water heaters, fireplaces, stoves, ranges, grills, clothes dryers, fire pits, fireplaces, pool and hot tub heaters, refrigerators, freezers, space heaters, lighting, generators, lawn care equipment, landscaping tools, vehicles, fleets, buses, and more.

Q: How much does propane fuel cost?

A: Propane prices fluctuate based on region and demand. Fortunately, as a Texas resident, you’ll have access to some of the lower prices due to a decreased need for transport: 90% of American propane is produced right here in our home state!

Q: How can I tell if a propane tank is empty or nearing empty?

A: To find the level of propane in your tank, refer to the propane tank gauge. If you prefer not to check your fuel level, consider enrolling in our no-cost automatic propane delivery service. If you prefer will-call propane delivery, experts recommend ordering when your tank reaches 30% or less capacity.