What is LP gas?


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Liquefied Petroleum Gas is a clean energy source derived from hydrocarbons such as butane and propane. It’s produced when crude oil is being refined and during the extraction of natural gas and oil from the earth. At normal temperature and pressure, LP gas occurs in gaseous form.

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What is LP gas?
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LP gas changes to liquid when subjected to slight cooling or pressure. It is a versatile energy source with more than 1,000 uses in industries, transportation, farming and power generation. It also lights the famous Olympic torch.

Domestically, LP gas is packaged in cylinders for use in cooking, lighting and heating homes. LP Gas is popular worldwide as it pollutes less: it emits 50 percent less carbon dioxide than coal and 20 percent less than heating oil.

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