LP Gas is a clean and efficient source of energy wherever heat, light or power is needed.
The uses of LP Gas range from providing basic life-sustaining energy for cooking to powering urban buses and powering high technology fuel cells.
LP Gas (or LPG) stands for "liquefied petroleum gas", a mixture of light hydrocarbons consisting of mainly propane (C3H8) and butane (C4HIO) that are gaseous at atmospheric temperature and pressure. When subjected to modest pressure or reduction in temperature, LP Gas liquefies making it possible to store and transport efficiently in liquid form, yet use as a gas.
LP Gas occurs naturally in crude oil and natural gas production fields, and is also produced in the refining of crude oil. Currently, world consumption is more than 200 million tones per year. Growth projections look to follow the trend of the past decade of about 5% per year at the global level.
LP Gas is a portable fuel not requiring costly infrastructure of pipeline grids or transmission lines. Consumers in urban downtown or even the remotest areas can rely on LP Gas' "go anywhere" capabilities.
LP Gas is friendly to the environment. It is non-toxic and does not pollute aquifers or soil. Used as an automotive fuel, LP Gas reduces harmful tailpipe and evaporative emissions.
LP Gas is widely used throughout the world in residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and automotive markets. Tens of millions of people rely daily on this clean, portable, efficient source of energy.
LP Gas provides a clean and efficient source of energy for a multitude of uses.
From its modest beginnings some 80 years ago, the industry has grown to be a vital energy upon which tens of millions of people, businesses, farms and fleets depend every day.
Residential and Commercial Markets
Some 50% of the world's total demand for LP Gas is used in the residential and commercial markets. In millions of homes and businesses worldwide, LP Gas provides heat for basic cooking, heating, water heating, clothes drying and air-conditioning. Leisure markets rely on LP Gas for patio heating, outdoor grilling, camping, and lighting. The portability of LP Gas means customer needs are satisfied by a wide variety of storage containers ranging from small cylinders to large tanks depending on the customer needs.
In the agriculture and horticulture industries around the world, LP Gas assists farmers in increasing crop production and improving the quality of agricultural goods through flame weeding, crop drying, crop harvesting and waste incineration. LP Gas heats breeding houses for raising farm animals and powers various types of farm equipment including irrigation pump engines. LP Gas is an essential source of energy for the agricultural industry.
There are more than 1500 different uses in the industrial sector. The construction industry, the metal-working industries, ceramic and glass producers, the textile and paper industries, and many others value this fuel that provides precise temperature control and accurate placement Because LP Gas bums cleanly, it is used in sensitive applications where contamination of processed goods may be an issue. Economic, efficient and flexible, LP Gas helps businesses in complying with ever-increasing emission control standards.
LP Gas is the leading alternative transportation fuel with more than 5.5 million vehicles operating worldwide. It offers driving range comparable to conventional fuels, longer engine life, and lower maintenance costs. In the pursuit of cleaner air, LP Gas eliminates evaporative emissions due to a sealed fuel system, lower exhaust emissions, and if spilled won't pollute aquifers or soil. Whether for public or private (light and heavy-duty) fleets or personal vehicles, LP Gas is a reliable, economical and popular transportation fuel for the automotive market.
LP Gas is a Modern Energy
Access to modern fuels instead of relying on traditional fuels such as wood, charcoal and dung becomes a social issue when consumers are denied access to modern fuels and a healthy home environment A compact basic heating, cooking, and lighting system supplied from a portable bottle gives the low-income family access to many of the basic living essentials while also combating deforestation.
LP Gas is a Partner in New Technologies
In the quest for cleaner, more efficient sources of energy LP Gas is an excellent candidate for powering fuel cells and micro-turbines. Fuel cells create power and heat from fuels through an electrochemical process rather than burning. The cell converts the chemical energy of hydrogen and oxygen into electrical energy. LP Gas micro-turbines offer very low NOx emissions, high efficiency when waste heat is used, and the portability for generating electrical power almost anywhere.
LP Gas is a Partner with Other Energies
The flexibility of LP Gas makes it possible to supplement renewable energies such as solar or wind. Automatic switching equipment allows LP Gas to be a silent and reliable partner adding heat or power whenever needed. Both the environment and the customer benefit from this unique partnership.
LP Gas is Friendly to the Environment
LP Gas is clean burning. In a world heavily impacted by environmental concerns, LP Gas stands above most fossil fuels and can compete with the cleanest. It is clean burning because of its simple chemical make-up. Because LP Gas is stored and transported under modest pressure, the transportation and storage system is closed to the atmosphere preventing any evaporative emissions. LP Gas will readily vaporize and dissipate into the atmosphere and will not contaminate aquifers or soil. LP Gas is non-toxic.