What is LPG


LPG is an environmentally friendly source of energy with a wide range of applications: domestic (heating, cooking, hot water production), industrial, agricultural, catering and automotive fuel. LPG is used in hundreds of applications by millions of users throughout the world. When LPG is burnt, it produces the cleanest emissions of all oil-based products, with a low carbon dioxide output.

LPG stands for “Liquefied Petroleum Gas”. The term 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 other two members of the NGLs family, ethane and condensates, have their own distinctive markets.


LPG is produced during natural gas processing and petroleum refining.
LPG processing involves separation and collection of the gas from its petroleum base.

LPG is isolated from the hydrocarbon mixtures by separation by the refining of crude oil.
Both processes begin by drilling oil wells.
The gas/oil mixture is piped out of the well and into a gas trap, which separates the stream into crude oil and “wet” gas, which contains LPG and natural gas.

The heavier crude oil sinks to the bottom of the trap and is then pumped into an oil storage tank for refining.Crude oil undergoes a variety of refining processes, including catalytic cracking, crude distillation, and others.One of the refined products is LPG.

The “wet” gas, off the top of the gas trap, is processed to separate the gasoline (petrol) from the natural gas and LPG.Once refined, LPG is stored as a liquid under pressure in gas cylinders or tanks.
The LPG enters the distribution network, where its way to your home or place of business.


LPG is an eco-friendly choice, as it is a low carbon, low sulphur fuel. LPG results in lower CO2 emissions than other energy sources, such as coal fired electricity.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a byproduct of natural gas extraction and crude oil refining. It is considered a clean and environmentally-friendly source of energy.

An Exceptional Energy

As a clean, lower carbon, efficient and innovative energy it offers benefits to consumers, industry and the environment. With immediate and global availability, environmental benefits, its natural by-product origin, transportation flexibility and diverse application, LPG plays a pivotal role in the transition towards a more secure, sustainable and competitive energy model.

For example, replacing your electric hot water system with a 6-Star LPG continuous flow hot water system may reduce the greenhouse gas emissions produced from your hot water use by about 75%. It is also easy to transport, in cylinders or tankers, making it available virtually everywhere.