Accessible

LPG can be accessible to everyone everywhere today without major infrastructure investment. Nothing needs to be invented and there are enough reserves to last many decades.

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Any place, Anywhere

LPG is extremely versatile and portable. It can be transported using sea, rail or road transport. LPG is available in a wide variety of packaging and storage options ranging from refillable cylinders to underground tanks.
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Rural Energy

It is also a fuel that is available in even the remotest of areas, improving the lives of millions of citizens worldwide and providing a further impetus to regional development. As relatively few rural or remote areas can benefit from piped natural gas, LPG is an ideal power source for these areas, either as a primary source or in combination with renewable fuels.
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No Infrastructure

LPG does not need a huge infrastructure of pipelines to support it. Often, it is the only fuel to reach islands or high-altitude communities and, in times of emergency or national disaster, it can be crucial to survival.
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Rural Energy in the developing world
In developing rural communities, LPG can provide a first modern alternative to traditional cooking fuels (e.g. firewood, charcoal, dung), contributing to a better quality of life and importantly, allowing women and children to spend less time collecting fuel, and enabling them to pursue education or value-added economic activities within the community.

The economics of supply often mean that rural communities are denied grid-based energy – electricity and natural gas. Their needs are met by biomass, traditional fuels and commercial fuels such as LPG, perhaps augmented by locally generated, non-grid electricity. The poorest, most remote communities may be wholly dependent on biomass.

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Rural Energy in the developed world
As a clean burning, lower carbon gaseous fuel, LPG is ideally suited to helping address the energy challenges of Off Grid communities.

Thanks to its portability and highly flexible distribution network, LPG is available everywhere. In Europe and US it helps meet the heating, cooking and even electricity needs of millions of citizens every day. For decades, LPG has provided households with a gaseous fuel alternative to meet their most important energy needs, notably space/water heating and cooking. Since the underlying technology is essentially identical to that used in natural gas-powered equipment, LPG-fuelled appliances have benefited from various technological advances that have made them significantly more fuel-efficient and, by extension, cleaner and less C02-intensive.