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If you've been thinking of a gas cook-top or fireplace for your home but natural gas is not available at your location, all is not lost. Propane can offer a great alternative to natural gas, and allows you many of the same options in selecting heating and cooking appliances. Propane is a hydrocarbon that is produced during the processing and refining of both crude oil and natural gas. It is also sometimes called liquefied petroleum gas, so in addition to the name propane you will also see it referred to as LP, LP-gas, or LPG. As with natural gas, propane is colorless and virtually odorless, so an odor is added during processing to make it easier to detect and trace leaks. DELIVERY AND STORAGE Trucks are used to deliver the propane to your home, where it is placed into a storage tank. From ...