LPG Gas Fast Facts
♦ Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG or LP Gas) is the generic term for the gases propane, butane and mixtures of the two together.
♦ Colourless, heavier than air and odourless until odorant is added for safety reasons
♦ LPG can be easily stored and transported in pressurised cylinders
♦ When lightly compressed it becomes a liquid - one litre of liquid LPG is the equivalent of 270 litres of gas.
♦ LPG burns readily in air and has a high-energy content making it an excellent fuel for heating, cooking and automotive use.
♦ LPG has a higher calorific value than natural gas.
♦ There are two sources of LPG - natural gas processing and crude oil refining.
♦ LPG can range from virtually 100% propane to 100% butane.
♦ Home LPG is typically all propane.
♦ Autogas is typically a mixture of propane and butane but can be all propane, too.