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Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)

The mission of the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is to promote the safe and efficient use of propane. It accomplishes this through wide-ranging programs that support safety, training, and the development and commercialization of promising propane technologies.

PERC was authorized by the U.S. Congress with passage of the Propane Education and Research Act (PERA), on October 11, 1996. The Council is a 21-member board appointed by the National Propane Gas Association and the Gas Processors Association, both of which appoint nine Council members and cooperate in the appointment of three public members.

PERC is authorized to carry out programs, projects, and activities in three key areas:


Nothing is more important to PERC than the safety of everyone who works with, sells, buys, or depends on propane. Through communications and outreach to consumer safety organizations, trade groups, emergency responders, and the public, PERC increases awareness of safe practices in the handling and use of propane and propane-fueled appliances.


Because a well-trained propane workforce is essential to protecting the health and well-being of propane consumers and the general public, PERC leads the development and updating of the propane industry's most relied-upon employee training and certification programs and courseware.

Research and Development

By supporting research, development, and demonstration of innovative propane-fueled products and applications, PERC promotes the commercialization of technologies that expand the utility, efficiency, environmental performance, and safety of propane for users in residential, commercial, engine fuel, and agricultural markets.

To learn more about PERC, please visit

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