Oakland Fuel Oil is proud to offer Propane to our customers of Juniata County

What is Propane Gas?

Propane – sometimes known as liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG – is a gas normally compressed and stored as a liquid. It is nontoxic, colorless, and virtually odorless; an identifying odor is added so it can be detected. Propane is commonly used for space and water heating, for cooking, and as fuel for engine applications such as forklifts, farm irrigation engines, fleet vehicles, and buses; however, its applications are rapidly growing due to new technology developments. When used as vehicle fuel, propane is known as propane autogas.

Where Does Propane Come from?

Propane is primarily a byproduct of domestic natural gas processing, though some propane is produced from crude oil refinement. U.S. propane supplies are becoming increasingly abundant due in large part to increased supplies of natural gas.

  • As shale gas extraction has increased, the production of propane from crude oil refinement has dropped dramatically. In 2011, 69 percent of the total U.S. supply of propane came from natural gas liquids produced in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Strong growth in propane supply is expected to come from the Marcellus shale play in the northeastern U.S. Industry observers estimate the Marcellus shale alone can supply more than two billion gallons of propane per year.
  • Because of the drastic increase in U.S. sources of propane, the U.S. produces more than enough propane to meet current demand and became a net exporter of propane in 2011.

Why People Choose Propane

What makes propane popular with users is what separates it from conventional fuels like gasoline and diesel.


Propane is an approved clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act. Substituting propane for other fuels such as gasoline and fuel oil is an economical and viable step toward cleaner air. Using propane reduces the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and air pollutants like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide.


For millions of Americans every day, propane continues to deliver what is most important to customers choosing their energy: reliability. Even during extreme weather and natural disasters, propane reliably heats and powers homes, businesses, and farms independent of the electric grid.


America produces more than enough propane to meet demand. In fact, the U.S. is propane’s leading producer. Propane is an abundant “bridge fuel,” making it a clean-burning alternative to gasoline and diesel that can address energy challenges while long-term renewable technologies are developed.


Despite sharp declines in oil prices, domestic propane production is expected to continue to grow rapidly, keeping downward pressure on average propane prices relative to oil prices.

There are also no added or hidden fees when you order propane through us – no fuel surcharges, no delivery fees, and no unnecessary testing. Oakland Fuel Oil is a small, locally owned & operated business. You aren’t paying extra for a big name. You’ll only be paying for high quality propane. Finally, we offer tiered pricing, so the more propane you buy the more money you will save. Pricing is constantly subject to change.


Oakland Fuel Oil, LLC sells 95% or higher propane so your gas heaters and appliances perform at their best! Our competitors may sell lower grades of propane which could contain a higher percentage of other gasses and propylene, an additive that contributes to gumming and deposits to form in gas appliances.

Continuously filling your tank with high-quality propane will not only help keep your appliances running smoothly, but it will also extend the life of your fill-up. High-grade propane is proven to last longer than lower-grades of propane.

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Propane Tank Sizes for your Home

This guide will provide standard sizes and usage for propane tanks for residential use.

Dimensions: 16′ 2″ long and 41″ in diameter

Common Uses: Home heating for larger square footage homes or homes with all appliances running on propane.

A 1000 gallon propane tank holds 800 gallons when full.

Dimensions: 9′ 11″ long and 37.5″ in diameter

Common Uses: Primarily used for home heating or homes with 2-3 propane appliances such as supplemental or space heaters, hot water heaters, and generators.

A 500 gallon propane tank holds 400 gallons when full.

Dimensions: 7′ 10″ long and 30″ in diameter

Common Uses: Supplemental heating or 2 home appliances including water heaters, generators, and pool heaters.

A 250 gallon propane tank holds 200 gallons when full.

Dimensions: 4’6″ in height and 30″ in diameter

Common Uses: 1-2 residential appliances. Commonly used for a hot water heater or space heater alone, or with another small appliance like a dryer or cooktop.

A 120 gallon propane tank is also commonly referred to as 420 lb propane tank. 120 gallon propane tanks hold 96 gallons of propane when full.

Dimensions: 1′ 6″ in height and 1′ in diameter.

Common Uses: Propane grills, generators, patio heaters, and other outdoor equipment.

20 pound propane tanks are often referred to as grill cylinders and hold 4.6 gallons of propane when full.

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