LPG: Most efficient domestic fuel

Domestic Gas

Domestic Gas

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a clean-burning, sustainable and efficient fuel and a vital source of energy for hundreds of millions of people throughout the world today. It is a multipurpose energy with thousands of applications. It is portable, can be transported, stored and used virtually anywhere in the world, and there are sufficient reserves to last for many decades. C.S. Krishnaswamy, former General Manager (R & D and Quality Control) of HPCL describe the various aspects of LPG as the most efficient domestic fuel.

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a mixture of 60% butane and 40% propane. It is derived from the distillation of crude oil in the refining process, in the same manner that other liquid fuels such as, kerosene, gasoline, and diesel, are extracted.

LPG is a colourless, odourless liquid and is not visible in its gaseous form. In the event of a leak, it may be present, unseen, in hazardous concentrations. To minimise this risk, odorant with a distinctive, persistent and unpleasant smell is added.

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