Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a portable, clean and efficient energy source which is readily available to consumers around the world. LPG is primarily obtained as a by-product of the oil-refining process. Its unique properties make it a versatile energy source which can be used in hundreds of different applications.
As its boiling point LPG is below room temperature, and so will evaporate quickly at normal temperatures and pressures. It is thus supplied in pressurised steel vessels, normally called LPG cylinders.
Using LPG produces less CO2 than coal, heating oil or petrol. LPG burns cleanly and does not produce any soot, smoke or smell during combustion, therefore leaving your kitchen clean. LPG is healthier than using wood or biofuels indoors, which can lead to respiratory illness. LPG is a driver for economic growth, especially in rural areas and developing countries. LPG is a key component of a sustainable energy mix in South Africa.