LPG: a clean household fuel

LPG: a clean household fuel

LPG is an exceptional energy source due to its origin, benefits, applications and its industry.

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.

LPG has two origins: 60% is recovered during the extraction of natural gas and oil from the earth, and the remaining 40% is produced during the refining of crude oil. Thus, it makes it a naturally occurring by-product.

Previously, LPG had been destroyed through venting or the burning of unwanted gas, which had resulted in wasting the full potential of this exceptional energy source.

The World LPG Association (WLPGA) has created the global “Exceptional Energy” brand in order to raise awareness of the exceptional features of LPG amongst policymakers, the industry itself, along with its consumers.

Benefits of LPG, show that it is portable, and can be transported and used globally with efficient reserves to make it long lasting.

An increased understanding of LPG’s environmental benefits, versatile applications and its immediate global availability are all equally as important as each other in order to allow conscious and responsible decisions on the type of energy sources used.

Although it is tied to the production of natural gas and crude oil, LPG has its own distinct advantages and on top of that, it can perform nearly every fuel function of the primary fuels from which it is derived from.

As one of the cleanest conventional fuels available, LPG complements renewable energy sources and technologies that depend on certain weather conditions or daylight, thus making LPG a natural partner for renewable energy.

LPG plays a pivotal role in the transition towards a more secure, sustainable and competitive energy model. Its many uses ensure its status as the worlds most multi purpose types of energy fuel. Whilst it can be stored anywhere around the world, it can also last for many decades.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) around three billion people cook and heat their homes using open fires and mud stoves burning biomass as well as coal. Furthermore, the WHO estimates that around 4.3 million people die each year from diseases because of indoor air pollution, including chronic respiratory conditions.

One of the main challenges the LPG industry is facing concerns the introduction of this clean fuel in rural areas, in order to eradicates the use of solid fuels, especially for cooking, like wood, fire and kerosene, in poor countries.

Switching to LPG a clean burning, efficient, safe and practical household fuel for cooking and water heating, could be a major contribution to eradicate energy poverty, and brings considerable health, development and environmental benefits.