Five Uses of LPG: Energy, Home Heating and Cooking Gas

Wide Range of LPG Applications

LPG, otherwise known as liquefied petroleum gas, is a fossil fuel that has many uses. LPG was first discovered in 1823 by an English professor named Michael Faraday who happened to be experimenting with coal tar during his free time. It wasn’t until the 1970’s when the demand for LPG increased due to its use as a replacement for natural gas which had become scarce at that time because of Middle Eastern oil embargoes.

The most common use of pure LPG is for cooking since it burns cleanly and efficiently. It can also be used in manufacturing, as a petrochemical feedstock, to power machinery on factory floors or marine vessels, and even run automobiles through conversion kits that are sold at auto parts stores.

Pure LPG

Also, LPG can be used for heating homes during the winter time. However, it is important to note that LPG isn’t as environmentally friendly as other types of fuel sources since its production releases greenhouse gases into the air which contribute to global warming.

Another use of LPG is to power a generator. The majority of homes have at least one propane tank installed on their property for this purpose, but it isn’t always the case that people use them as generators since they are loud and emit toxic fumes from combustion when in operation.

In addition, LPG can also be used as an alternative fuel source. In fact, some buses now run off natural gas or compressed natural gas (CNG) which emits fewer greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than those who operate using diesel fuel do. However, CNG engines aren’t without their own problems because these vehicles tend to cost more money compared to conventional ones with gasoline engines due largely to higher vehicle prices and added costs associated with retrofitting existing bus fleets so that they can operate off CNG instead.