5 Facts About LPG You May Not Know…

Propane-butane (Liquefied petroleum gas) is a popular source of energy due to its many advantages – autonomous, secure and economical power supply, which can be used even in places where there is no power supply.

Here are some more interesting facts about LPG that you may not know.

  1. LPG explosions are rare and are mostly used for effects in cinema.

Even intentionally, it is extremely difficult to blow up a propane-butane bottle. LPG explosions are usually the result of a gas leak in an enclosed space. However, we advise you to ALWAYS follow the safety instructions during operation.

  1. LPG is a renewable energy source

LPG has gone from being a traditional fossil fuel to a new form of renewable energy. Scientists have created a genetically engineered version of the common E. coli bacteria that produces propane (LPG). Butane and propane are gases devoid of toxicity, burning quietly without emitting an odour.

  1. Apart from being environmentally friendly, propane-butane is also economical

The price of autogas is significantly lower than that of petrol and its distribution network in Bulgaria and Europe is well developed. Fuel costs per kilometre can be reduced by up to 30% compared to those for a petrol engine and up to 8% compared to those for a diesel engine.

  1. Propane-butane is NOT Coal Seam Gas (CSG) or natural gas

There is some confusion over what Coal Seam Gas (CSG) is and what it is not. CSG is not LPG. While CSG may contain a number of gases, it is characteristically 95% to 97% pure Methane. LPG is not Methane. LPG is composed of propane and butane, and natural gas contains mainly methane and ethane. That is why propane-butane has a higher calorific value than natural gas.

  1. LPG is a valuable co-product, not a by-product

Propane-butane is produced by refining oil. It is gaseous at normal temperatures and atmospheric pressure and is delivered liquefied under pressure (at a pressure of 8 atmospheres) (at a temperature of 20-25 C °) in special bottles or tanks.

Thanks to its advantages, LPG is the preferred heating method in millions of households around the world and the environmentally friendly way to travel with motor vehicles. Find out how to take advantage of its benefits and you – contact us via: 0700 20 204.

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