Propane was discovered by Dr. Walter O. Snelling in 1910 when a car owner asked him why a gallon of gasoline was gone when he got home. He discovered while experimenting a large part of gasoline was actually propane, butane, and other hydrocarbons. He also found out it could be used for lighting, metal cutting, and cooking. Today we use propane to heat our homes, fuel our stoves, and many are still finding many other applications.

Where Is It Found?

Propane is found within petroleum chemical mixtures found within the earth.

Biblical Integration

Exodus 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Why I Chose Propane.

I Chose propane because it has many practical uses and it was something commonly used in my house.


1. Propane is heavier than air.

2. Propane is the most common liquefied petroleum gas.

3. At atmospheric pressure and temperature above -44 degrees Fahrenheit propane is a non-toxic, colorless, and odorless gas.

4. Propane is 270 times more compact as a liquid than a gas.

5. Propane supplies about 4% of the Nations energy needs.