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General Facts on LPG

What is LPG or LP Gas?

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), is the generic name for propane and butane gas. They are both a mixture of hydrocarbon gases used as a fuel in heating appliances and vehicles.

Why is it called Liquefied Petroleum Gas?

This is because these gases liquefy under moderate pressure and they readily vaporize upon release of pressure. At normal temperatures and pressures, LPG will evaporate. Because of this, LPG is stored in steel tanks. In order to allow for thermal expansion of the liquid gas, these tanks are filled between 80% and 85% of their capacity.

Where does LPG come from?

LPG is manufactured during the refining of crude oil, or extracted from oil or gas streams as they emerge from the ground. There are several terminals situated around the coast of the UK. LPG is either delivered by sea tanker or piped in from offshore gas fields.

What are the advantages of LPG over Oil?

  • Although oil burns slightly more efficiently than LPG due to the higher initial capital costs of the system it would take up to 7 years before the initial investment paid for itself.

  • Oil has traditionally been a cheaper fuel than LPG but volatility within the market over the past few years has pushed the price above that of LPG in many areas.

  • LPG burns cleanly and requires minimal maintenance compared to an oil system.

  • LPG is highly versatile and allows for gas cooking and flame effect fires, preferred by most new home buyers. Remember, owners of oil systems have to factor in high running costs for cookers and fires using electricity.

  • LPG is more environmentally friendly with lower carbon emissions. Oil emits 13.2% more CO2 than LPG and also emits more SO2 and particulate matter, especially if the boiler is not regularly serviced. There is also growing concern relating to rural ground and watercourse pollution resulting from oil leaks.

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