What is LPG?

The chemical composition of LPG is similar to that of natural gas.


LPG offers the added benefit that the gas becomes liquid under low pressure and regular temperature. This characteristic enables great amounts of energy  to be transported and stored  in tanks and cylinders.

Before 1950 LPG was burned off because it was thought to be without use. Only starting then the various uses of LPG were discovered. In general, LPG is a hydrocarbon gas which liquefies in closed containers (tanks, cylinders)  at normal temperature and under low pressure. Usually LPG is either propane [C3H8] or butane [C4H10] or a mix of both.

LPG itself is colorless and odorless. The typical gas smell comes from adding a chemical odorant, so humans are able to notice the presence of the gas. Currently 50% of the European LPG originates directly from gas processing, the remaining 50% is sourced from refineries.

LPG is used in various ways and covers all energy demands, no matter how big or small: in your home or in your business.