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From supply and storage to handling and distribution, Propane Facts is dedicated to educating on industry best practices, promoting opportunities for industry growth, and cataloging industry resources.

 

Greater growth in LPG demand means more ships, more filling plants, more cylinders, more

valves, more jobs, and, importantly, more lives saved through improved air quality.

James Rockall | CEO and Managing Director, WLPGA

REGULATIONS

The propane industry is subject to various regulations, including general business, safety, and environmental regulations that are applicable to many industries. Propane, from production and transportation to handling and use, is regulated by a variety of Acts and Regulations within federal, provincial, and territorial jurisdictions. 

Driven by a unique combination of organizations, every year the industry makes a $16 billion dollar impact on the Canadian economy, generates over $1 billion in taxes and royalties, and supports the livelihood of more than 23,000 Canadians.The Canadian Propane Association (CPA) is the national voice of the 
Canadian propane industry, a multi-billion dollar industry that impacts
the livelihood of tens of thousands of hard-working Canadians.
Canadian Propane Association
 
FEDERAL

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992

The process of transporting propane is regulated under the federal Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act and regulations implemented by Transport Canada. The TDG Act and Regulations set requirements for the transport of propane. 

Environmental Emergency (E2) Regulations

The E2 Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 work to reduce the frequency and consequences of uncontrolled, unplanned or accidental releases of hazardous substances into the environment. 

Environment Canada requires certain propane users with large quantities of propane on their property to have an 

Environmental Emergency Response Plan (EERP) to ensure prevention, preparedness response, 

and recovery in the event of an emergency. 

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) develops national codes for the propane industry, which are then adopted by each of the provinces and territories. Below are the primary CSA codes affecting the propane industry.

Click on a code number to learn more:

B149.1 - Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code 

B149.2 - Propane Storage and Handling Code

B149.3 - Code for the Field Approval of Fuel-Related Components on Appliances and Equipment

B149.5 - Installation Code for Propane Fuel Systems and Tanks on Highway Vehicles

B339 - Cylinders, Spheres, and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods

B340 - Selection and Use of Cylinders, Spheres, and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods 

B620 - Highway Tanks and Portable Tanks for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods

B51 series - Boiler, Pressure Vessel, and Pressure Piping Code

Environment

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Transport

Canada

PROVINCIAL

Each province has a designated Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) overseeing the storage and handling of propane and vehicle conversions, as well as the manufacture and use of pressure equipment. In some jurisdictions there are also requirements for Risk and Safety Management Plans with additional oversight by Professional Engineers. Several 

municipalities in Canada also have local regulations regarding the use, storage and handling of propane. 

Be sure to contact your local authority for complete information on regulations and compliance.

THE PROPANE TRAINING INSTITUTE

The Propane Training Institute (PTI) is the training division of the Canadian Propane Association that is dedicated to offering state-of-the-art training programs to assist the propane industry and customers in meeting their LPG technical training needs. PTI courses are recognized by regulatory authorities across Canada. PTI currently has over 30 different course offerings, covering over 150 learning objectives.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas is an energy-rich fuel source with a higher calorific value per unit than other commonly used fuels, including coal, natural gas, diesel, petrol, fuel oils and biomass-derived alcohols. This means that an LPG flame burns hotter, an advantage that can translate into higher efficiency.

World Liquid Propane Gas Association

 

REPORTS & CASE STUDIES

GENERAL

World LPG Association 2015 Annual Report

Prepared by the World LPG Association (WLPGA )

Guidelines for Good Safety Practices in 2015

Prepared by the World Liquid Gas Association (WLPGA)

LP Gas: An Energy Solution for a Low Carbon World

Prepared by the Ontario Propane Association (OPA)

Propane Autogas Information Leaflet

Prepared by the World LPG Association (WLPGA)

Autogas In Europe: A Roadmap of Success

Prepared by the World LPG Association (WLPGA)

FLEETS
CASE STUDIES

London Police Services (LPS) Fleet Experience

The LPS Patrol Division employs over 250 uniformed officers and has 90 front line propane vehicles that are on the road approximately 16 hours per day. 

Peel Region TransHelp Fleet Experience

TransHelp provides paratransit service to individuals unable to use conventional transit. TransHelp vehicles are often idling around emissions-sensitive areas, such as hospitals, and use over 600,000 litres of propane. 

UPS Grows Green Fleet with Propane

In 2009, UPS's fleet of previously gasoline-fuelled vehicles was retrofitted with advanced liquid propane injection technology that resulted in a significant reduction in ozone-forming emissions with comparable fuel economy.

Minnesota School District Fleet Experience

Independent School District 15, headquartered in St. Francis, Minnesota, is located in a rural community. Comprised of nine schools, the district educates more than 5,000 students; about 75% ride the bus to school each day.

Propane Police Interceptor Cleans Up More​ Than Streets

The 2008 Police Interceptor upholds the performance and safety of conventional gasoline-powered models. It has comparable power and extended driving range from its bi-fuel system, while providing numerous economic and environmental advantages.

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REFERENCES

Below you will find the informational references that were used in the development of the Propane Facts website. 

By clicking on a link, you will be directed to the referenced webpage that was used on the indicated page of Propane Facts. 

CHOOSE PROPANE
FLEET SOLUTION
OTHER RESOURCES

Regulatory Overview - Canadian Propane Association

Climate Change - IPCC

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