WEDNESDAY, MAY 16: Members of the Bermuda Gas team are here to help you tackle a variety of issues in the monthly Bermuda Gas ‘How To’ column of the Bermuda Living supplement.

This month, gas distribution manager Jonathan Boyles explains the importance of celebrating 100 years of propane.


It was on May 17, 1912, that propane gas began lighting the lamps and cooking the meals of a farmhouse in Waterford, Pennsylvania.

That marked the introduction of propane and now, 100 years later, here we are celebrating a milestone of our own at Bermuda Gas: The grand opening of our new, custom-built facility.

Propane is a hydrocarbon (chemical composition is C3H8), also referred to as liquefied petroleum gas.

It is a by-product of natural gas refining, making use of what would otherwise be discarded. It is non-toxic and emits fewer greenhouse gases.

Propane is becoming a popular fuel choice for water heaters, air conditioners, clothes dryers, stoves and fireplace logs.

It has much to offer the island and those seeking an environmentally-friendly source of power. It has been granted ‘clean fuel’ status by both the US 1990 Clean Air Act and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992.

More than 14 million families worldwide use it to fuel their appliances and homes. Switching to propane can reduce energy costs by up to 20 per cent.

Appliances take less time and energy to accomplish their task, providing you with savings. They are not affected by power outages, making them perfect during hurricane season.

At Bermuda Gas, we look for ways to deliver value through the variety of products offered and the quality of propane gas we deliver.

Our new facility makes it more convenient than ever for customers to conduct all of their business in one location. Join us for our Open House on Saturday at 25 Serpentine Road, Hamilton.

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