Liquid Petroleum Gas or LPGas is a portable, cleaner, and more efficient energy source that is readily available to households and businesses worldwide. While it is primarily obtained from natural gas and oil production, LPGas is produced from renewable sources on an increasing scale. Its unique properties make it a versatile energy solution that is suited for a multitude of different applications.
In its liquid form, LPGas looks like water. Yet, one litre of it expands to 270 litres of gaseous energy, which is about the same volume as a bathtub. This allows a significant amount of energy to be stored and transported in a compact container.
As a cost-effective solution, LPGas has found a home in many households, industrial facilities, and mining operations because of its efficiency as an energy source. LPGas is also one of the most effective ways to reduce dependency on electricity.
The acronym LPG stands for “Liquefied Petroleum Gas”, describing two Natural Gas Liquids: propane and butane, or a mix of the two. Propane and butane are chemically similar, but the minor differences in their properties make them particularly suited to specific uses. Often, propane and butane will be mixed to get the best energy yields and properties.
The term “LPGas” is widely used to describe two prominent members of a family of light hydrocarbons called “Natural Gas Liquids” (NGLs): propane (C3H8) and butane (C4H10). The term “liquefied gas” may seem a contradiction since all things in nature are either a liquid, a solid, or a gas. Yet, liquidity is the unique character of LPGas that makes it such a popular and widely used fuel. At standard temperature and pressure, LPGas is gaseous. It changes to a liquid when subjected to modest pressure or cooling. In its liquid form, LPGas is completely safe when properly handled.