Propane is a three-carbon alkane (C3H8), normally a gas, but compressible to a transportable liquid. It is derived from other petroleum products during oil or natural gas processing. It is commonly used as a fuel for engines, oxy-gas torches, barbecues, portable stoves and residential central heating. When used as vehicle fuel, it is commonly known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG or LP gas), which can be a mixture of propane along with small amounts of propylene, butane, and butylene. An odorant such as ethanethiol or thiophene is added so that people can easily smell the gas in case of a leak.
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- Shooting it to blow up the bad guys in an action movie.
- Hank Hill sells this gas, along with accessories that use it.
- Is highly flammable. Do not smoke around this gas, or you will burn, and likely die.
- It once caused a major explosion at a Mega-Lo-Mart while a jazz musician was having a near-by concert. The only death there was Buckley, but both Hank Hill and Luanne suffered long-term consequences that they eventually dealt with.