LPG, Autogas, GPL… Do You Know All the Names of Propane-Butane?

Shakespeare famously wrote that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Well, LPG may not have fragrance, but it’s certainly got a lot of names.

LPG, автогаз, ВВГ… Познавате ли всички имена на пропан-бутана?

  1. LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas

Abbreviations are used for convenience because full names are difficult to repeat and pronounce. However, in France and Italy LPG is known as GPL. The difference comes from the word order in both countries, respectively „gaz de petrole liquefie“ and „gas di petrolio liquefatto“.

  1. LPG Gas

The phrase LPG Gas is often used in colloquial language, although gas is present in the acronym LPG. Don’t be surprised if you come across the expression LPG Gas in English – it is propane-butane. 🙂

  1. Propane/Butane

In some countries, such as the United States, the name LPG isn’t in common use. Americans just call it propane. Both propane and butane are all hydrocarbon gases that fall under the broad label of “LPG”, as they are all liquefied petroleum gases. They are a group of flammable hydrocarbon gases that are liquefied through pressurisation and commonly used as fuel. You can learn more about the history of LPG here.

  1. BBQ Gas

Due to its widespread use in various outdoor activities and for campers, it often happens propane-butane to be called BBQ gas, camper gas and derivatives.

  1. Autogas

When LPG is used as automotive fuel, it is popular as autogas. The natural products of VVG combustion are carbon dioxide and water vapor. Compared to light fuels, there are no emissions of heavy metal compounds. Also, autogas is gentle on engines compared to traditional fuels. In the process of combustion, no solid particles are released, which due to their abrasive action would lead to engine wear.

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