7 Things You Didn’t Know About LPG 

7 Things You Didn’t Know About LPG 

While you may know some of these facts, chances are you don’t know all of them…


1. LPG Cylinder Explosions are Extremely Rare. 

Nollywood and the media would have you believe that LPG cylinder explosions are a common event. In fact, explosions are quite rare and it is quite difficult to even intentionally make an LPG cylinder explode. 

You’ll enjoy watching this Myth Busters Video where they try to make a cylinder explode.

Gas explosions are typically the result of gas leaking into a confined space, like a kitchen. 

In many cases, the gas bottle itself is not even involved in the event, as gas bottles are always stored outdoors.
2. Synthetic Natural Gas from LPG

Most people have never even heard of Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) let alone know that it can be made with LPG. 

SNG is produced by mixing vapourised LPG with air.

SNG can be used in place of natural gas, as it has virtually identical combustion characteristics. 

It can be used alone or mixed with regular natural gas. As a stand-by in the event of a natural gas supply disruption

3. The Source of LPG

Many people mistakenly think of LPG as a by-product. In reality, LPG is a valuable co-product that is produced from gas fields and crude oil refining.

The gas stream from natural gas fields is processed to separate the gases present, including methane, ethane, propane, butane, isobutane and pentanes. 

Impurities are also removed, including water. The produced gases are each funnelled into their own supply streams. Propane and butane, the two common types of LPG, are captured and stored in their liquefied form.

4. LPG is Australian Made Energy

LPG is the only motor fuel in which Australia is self-reliant. Unlike both petrol and diesel, for which Australia relies on imports, we actually produce more LPG than we consume.Not only is Australia completely self-sufficient in LPG but it is also a net exporter of LPG. 

In 2013, Australia produced 2.3 Million tonnes of LPG, satisfying a local demand of 1.5 million tonnes with net exports of 815,000 tonnes.

5. LPG is now 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). 

So, LPG is now a renewable energy source. 
6. LPG is NOT Coal Seam Gas (CSG)

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 Propane. None of the LPG (Propane) that we provide comes from CSG.
7. LPG Bloggers are Exceptional People

LPG bloggers are a rare breed. There aren’t very many of us in the world, which makes us all the more exceptional.

We love sharing information about LPG! 

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