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Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is the generic name for commercial propane and commercial butane. It can be produced from natural gas processing plants or from refineries. LPG occurs naturally as gas at atmospheric pressure. It has the special property of becoming liquid at atmospheric temperature if moderately compressed and can easily be converted from liquid into gas by being released to atmospheric pressure. In order to facilitate transport and storage, LPG is usually bottled in liquid state (about 250 times more dense than in its gaseous form), propane however can also be supplied in bulk for storage tanks at consumers’ premises. LPG is used domestically, mainly for heating and cooking purposes and industrially, for example as feedstock by the Petrochemical industry. It is also increasingly used in the transport sector as vehicle fuel, because of its cleaner burning properties and often lower end-use price. OPEC Definition: LPG is a light hydrocarbons fraction of the paraffin series produced in refineries and gas plants, comprising propane (C3H8) and butane (C4H10) or a mixture of these two hydrocarbons....

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by Yue Pan // 11 November, 2015

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