WHY LP GAS?
LP Gas is an exceptional energy source due to its origin, benefits, applications and its industry. As a clean, lower carbon, efficient and innovative energy it offers benefits to consumers, industry and the environment. With an immediate and global availability, environmental benefits, its natural co-product origin, transportation flexibility and diverse application, LP Gas plays a pivotal role in the transition towards a more secure, sustainable and competitive energy model.
LP Gas is a clean-burning, sustainable and efficient fuel and a vital source of energy for hundreds of millions of people throughout the world today.
It is a multi-purpose energy with literally thousands of applications. It is portable, can be transported, stored and used virtually anywhere in the world and there are sufficient reserves to last for many decades. LP Gas also shows lower greenhouse gas emissions than petrol, diesel, and electricity, on an energy-equivalent basis.
LP Gas has unique properties allow it to be used everywhere:
LP Gas can be transported, stored, and used virtually anywhere in the world. It does not require a fixed network and will not deteriorate over time.
LP Gas is very clean burning and has lower greenhouse gas emissions than any other fossil fuel when measured on a total fuel cycle. Originating mainly from natural gas production, it is also non-toxic and will not contaminate soil or aquifers in the event of a leak.
LP Gas can be accessible to everyone everywhere today without major infrastructure investment. Nothing needs to be invented and there are enough reserves to last many decades.
LP Gas is cost-effective, since a high proportion of its energy content is converted into heat. LP Gas can be up to five times more efficient than traditional fuels, resulting in less energy wastage and better use of our planet’s resources.
LP Gas is a multi-purpose energy. There are more than a thousand applications, from cooking, heating, air conditioning and transportation, to cigarette lighters and even the Olympic torch.
LP GAS AND SAFETY
Safety is of paramount concern to all involved in the LP Gas business, from producers through the supply, storage, handling and distribution chain, through to the consumer.
The health, safety and security of employees, contractors, customers and the general public is of prime importance. Our industry strives to ensure that everyone producing, transporting, selling and using LP Gas is aware of how to do so safely and securely.
The WLPGA promotes compliance with health, safety and environment standards and good business practices throughout the LP Gas industry. We advocate these standards through our two publications ‘Good Safety Practices’ and ‘Good Business Practices’.
Members of the WLPGA sign a Code of Conduct upon joining the association to show they adhere to good safety and industry practices.
People all around the world use LP Gas safely every day for their cooking, heating, driving, camping and many other uses. To help ensure a safe environment while using LP Gas, LP Gas companies share the following brief safety tips with customers:
LP Gas is flammable like all petroleum fuels. It must be stored away from sources of ignition and in a well-ventilated area
LP Gas can be detected by a typically unpleasant odor of gas
LP Gas vapour is heavier than air. Any leakage will sink to the ground and accumulate in low lying areas
There are special tanks which are specifically designed for use underground
LP Gas expands rapidly when the temperature rises. So whenever a container is filled, sufficient space is left for expansion
LP Gas will cause natural rubber and some plastics to deteriorate. Only use hoses and other equipment specifically designed for LP Gas
Although LP Gas is non-toxic, it is an asphixiant and its abuse is highly dangerous. Treat LP Gas with respect.
We recommend Safety is the first item on the agenda whenever discussing LP Gas.