Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG)
(A Non-renewable Resource)
What is liquified petroleum gas?
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), also known as propane, is a nonrenewable gaseous fossil fuel, which turns to liquid under moderate pressure. LPG, a by-product of natural gas processing and oil refining, includes various mixtures of hydrocarbons. The type of LPG used as a motor vehicle fuel is a liquid mixture containing at least 90 percent propane, 2.5 percent butane and higher hydrocarbons, and the balance is ethane and propylene. The mixture is commonly called “propane” among general consumers, but motor vehicle operators using the fuel refer to it as LPG.