Propane is normally compressed and stored as a liquid, and it is characterized as nontoxic, colorless and odoless. An identifying odor will be added when it is necessary to detect the propane. Propane is commonly used for applications such as space and water heating, cooking, and for fuel and engine.

Many businesses are using propane for water and space heating, for indoor and outdoor cooking, clothes drying, and as backup power. The oil and gas industry is using propane because of the portability benefit of propane. Besides that, Propane is used in many industries to cost effectively fuel vehicles and equipment while lowering emissions.