What exactly is the meaning of ‘LP gas”? In general terms, it simply means liquefied petroleum gas or simply propane. It is prepared by refining petroleum or natural gas derived from fossil fuel sources. Many businesses and homeowners have opted for the convenience and price associated with the use of propane, which has highly benefitted the LP gas services. It is a very safe method to use considering most countries are converting to propane as their main source of fuel.
This has led to a slight increase in current propane prices. As with anything, as the demand for propane rises prices have the potential to rise. Current propane prices have indirectly opened up several job opportunities worldwide. The propane industry has expanded providing the need for more workers to help enable a larger inventory of propane.
LP gas services providers feel a responsibility to educate their users on the different uses of LP gas and how it can preserve the environment. In order to avoid accidents from occurring resulting from propane, the LP gas services industry has a very important role to play in educating the public.
There are several uses for LP gas. First and foremost, LP gas is used for rural heating. This is fairly common Europe and isolated areas of other countries. LP gas is delivered in large tanks, providing an alternative to kerosene and electricity. With the availability of these cylinders homeowners can even light their rooms with LP gas. Propane is also used to prepare meals, especially where there is no electricity. You can cook any type of meal using propane. When the cylinders become depleted they are refilled by service providers or, for smaller tanks, can usually be refilled at local filling stations.
Propane is also used as a motor fuel. It can be used to fuel automobiles, buses and other machinery. When it is used as a fuel it is no longer referred to as LP gas, but now it’s called auto gas or auto propane. Since the 1940’s, it has been used as an alternative for petrol, especially for spark ignition engines. It has also been used in the role of refrigeration. In this situation, LP gas is used in providing off the grid refrigeration by the use of a gas absorption refrigerator.
About the Author:
This article was written by John Spare, Communications Specialist for ThompsonGas. The 16th largest retail propane company in the U.S., ThompsonGas has been family owned and operated since 1946. The propane gas dealer provides cheap propane for residential and commercial propane gas service to customers across 10 states in the East and Southeast.