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What is LPG?

Updated: Dec 19, 2018

LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) – describes flammable hydrocarbon gases including propane, butane and mixtures of these gases.

LPG, liquefied through pressurisation, comes from natural gas processing and oil refining.LPG is used as heating, cooking and auto fuel.

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Where does LPG come from?

LPG has two origins: approximately 60% is recovered during the extraction of natural gas and oil from the earth, and the remaining 40% is produced during the refining of crude oil. LPG is thus a naturally occurring by-product. In the past, LPG was destroyed through venting or flaring (i.e. the burning off of unwanted gas), wasting the full potential of this exceptional energy source.

Although tied to the production of natural gas and crude oil, LPG has its own distinct advantages and can perform nearly every fuel function of the primary fuels from which it is derived. The fact that it can be easily liquefied makes LP Gas a a highly versatile energy alternative and thanks to a wide variety of packaging and storage options, LP Gas has numerous fuelling applications

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Fun Fact:

LPG vapour is heavier than air. Any leakage will sink to the ground and accumulate in low lying areas.

What is LPG Used For?

LPG – Liquefied Petroleum Gas – has hundreds, if not thousands.

The LPG uses most people can name are around the home, in their cars or for their business. Such as

  1. Hot air balloon

  2. Heating, Cooking for domestic used

  3. Processes including steam boilers, kilns, oven and LPG forklifts for industrial used.

  4. Crop and produce drying, heating greenhouses, irrigation pumps for agriculture application.

  5. Transportation is the biggest user of LPG.

  6. Other LPG application including power generation and the hospitality industry.

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