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LPG?

LPG?

LPG – liquefied petroleum gas – is an energy source that is in wide use around the world. It is produced in two ways: 60 per cent is extracted from the earth in natural gas fields where it exists in ready form together with methane...

Properties

Properties

LPG is mainly a mixture of propane and butane molecules with a few additives. A strong odorant is added to the otherwise odourless and colourless liquid to allow the slightest leak to be distinguished by olfactory means.
At normal temperature, LPG is in a gaseous state...

History

History

A latecomer to the oil and gas market, LPG can be considered a child of the 1920s, a period that saw intense work on the problem of petrol’s tendency to evaporate. In 1911, American chemist Walter Snelling found that the main cause of the volatility of the petrol (gasoline) was propane and butane...

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