national propane dayRahn’s Oil & Propane and the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) recognize National Propane Day on October 7, 2023. National Propane Day is an opportunity to celebrate all the ways that propane keeps our local communities running, and to highlight the benefits of propane. Rahn’s Oil & Propane, a family-owned independent company based in Melrose, MN, upholds shared values and recognizes the significance of dependable service and affordable pricing. Community is everything!

“On National Propane Day, and well into the future, there is a bright future for low-carbon propane.”

Millions of Americans use propane for heat, hot water, cooking, and power generation at home, at work, and on the road. As a low-carbon, high-efficiency, and reliable energy source, propane is also an ideal choice for school buses, fleet vehicles, hospitals, restaurants, farms, ports, and many other applications.

“Propane suppliers do so much to ensure that people stay comfortable in their homes and businesses remain in operation, and they work hard to provide these services in a clean, cost-effective, and reliable way,” said Tucker Perkins, president and CEO of PERC. “Propane can work alongside other energy sources like solar and wind to reduce our dependence on th electric grid.”

Propane is affordable and abundant, allowing users to reduce carbon emissions right now and providing energy equity in communities across the nation. Using propane produces approximately 52% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than using an equivalent amount of electricity generated from the U.S. grid. With propane, we can diversify America’s energy mix with a reliable solution, while reducing the strain on the already fragile electric grid.

As part of National Propane Day, PERC is celebrating the continued growth and production of renewable propane—an ultra-low carbon option that further moves the propane industry down the path to zero carbon emissions. Renewable propane is made from a variety of renewable sources including recovered fats, oils, and greases. It offers the same great features as conventional propane—reliability, portability, and power—with the added benefit that it introduces no new carbon into the environment.

“As we collectively embrace the efforts behind energy resiliency, decarbonization, and efficiency, propane is primed to lead the charge,” said Perkins. “On National Propane Day, and well into the future, there is a bright future for low-carbon propane.”

Still have questions about propane? Contact Rahn’s at 320-256-3680 and we’ll answer your questions.