What are the benefits of using LPG?

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LPG is a convenient and efficient fuel for homes and businesses.

Its portability makes LPG a popular fuel in rural and regional Australia, in areas not connected to a natural gas network.

As well as having reliable supply chains for LPG, Australia also has extensive storage and distribution infrastructure. This makes LPG an ideal alternative to foreign oil.

Increasing the use of LPG within Australia will help the country reduce its reliance on imported fuels and improve its fuel security.

LPG is also an environmentally-friendly fuel. Households can more than halve their Green House Gas emissions by using LPG instead of electricity for water heating, cooking or space heating at home.

Around 6.2 million tonnes of CO2 could be saved each year if every Australian home without a natural gas connection, or not using solar or LPG water heating, was to switch their electric hot water system to one powered by LPG.

LPG water heaters are also cheaper to run than electric systems.

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LPG has a wide range of uses

LPG can be distributed throughout the home and connected to a variety of appliances including space heaters, hot water systems and ovens.

It is also used recreationally for fueling barbeques and outdoor heating.

LPG is also used by industry for heating and power generation.

LPG reduces your carbon footprint

Using LPG instead of electricity for water heating, cooking or space heating can reduce a home’s Greenhouse Gas emissions by 50% to 70%.

LP Gas is always available

Australia has a reliable LPG supply chain and extensive storage and distribution infrastructure.

There are 170 regional depots, around 1000 small business distributors and more than 3,700 LPG Autogas fuel stations.

This means LPG can be easily transported and is widely available throughout Australia.

Australia’s production of LPG satisfies national demand for the fuel, as well as meeting export needs. In 2012, Australia produced 2,415 kilotonnes of LPG. 1,710 kilotonnes of that was used within Australia.

Cooking with LPG gives you control

LPG stove tops and barbeques allow the cook to easily regulate the quantity of heat that reaches the pan or hot plate.

LPG burners maintain a constant temperature so food cooks more evenly than on electric ranges, which turn on and off during the cooking process.