LPG: frequently asked questions

LPG (Liquefied Petroleum gas) is a mix of hydrocarbons, mainly comprising propane and butane.

LPG is an extremely versatile source of energy. It can be used for heating and cooling, preparing food and supplying energy through industrial facilities, etc.

It has a reduced impact on the environment and, as it is compressed in a liquid state, can be stored in small spaces and easily transported anywhere, even hard-to-reach places.

Commercial propane is liquefied petroleum gas with a more than 90% propane content.

It is a mix of propane and butane in proportions depending on the outside temperature (season): in warmer periods, the butane content is higher than propane and in cooler periods the concentration of propane increases.

Cooking gas cylinders are filled with a mix of butane and propane with at least 85% butane.

Yes, LPG is cheaper than the majority of fossil fuels with a higher heating value.

NO, as this would be an unsafe procedure and would put lives in danger.

– Cylinders are not designed to be filled with LPG for cars as this develops higher pressures than the butane used in the traditional method.

– Cylinders are no longer subject to a regular testing process.

This is the reason behind the legal BAN on filling cylinders with LPG for cars from Skid systems.

The price of LPG for cars is different from the price of commercial propane because of the value of the excise, the distribution costs and their different composition.

Yes. LPG, together with natural gas, is the cleanest fossil fuel, with low emissions of CO2, unburnt hydrocarbons, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. In particular, during the combustion of LPG, no particulate matter and fine dust (PM10 and PM2.5) typical of the combustion of biomass, diesel and fuel oil are produced.

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