Why Join WLPGA?
Unique Global Networking Opportunities
WLPGA’s powerful industry membership structure provides unique opportunities for members in both mature and developing LPG markets to communicate and create credible partnerships for business development.
WLPGA provides a platform for information exchange, regularly organising interactive meetings and in-country workshops between technical experts, senior members and key stakeholders. These events are designed to highlight the benefits of LPG, discuss best practices, and promote the safe and sustainable use of LPG around the world.
Working on Your Behalf
At member request, WLPGA may assist with specific lobbying actions to support the development of the industry market or to avoid the imposition of legislation and or regulation that is detrimental to the market. WLPGA has resources to handle members’ questions on all aspects of the business from fuel specifications, codes of practice and benchmarks, LPG equipment standards or providing access to consulting and engineering companies, regulations, safety, model tax policies, new technologies and much more.
WLPGA members receive regular updates, announcements, newsletters and reports via email with information on WLPGA actions, achievements, projects, international developments and external representation.
Privileged Access to Industry Intelligence
WLPGA produces reports that are available exclusively for its members. Topics are decided by members and cover a range of interests.
As an example the WLPGA Global Statistical Review is consulted throughout the industry and beyond and includes LPG production and consumption data for more than 80 countries. It is free to members and available at GBP 3,750 to non-members.
Dedicated Working Groups
Membership gives you access to any of the dedicated network groups run by WLPGA. These highly focused groups address various specific aspects of the industry and provide a forum for discussion and sharing of ideas. Being part of these groups gives you the opportunity to actively develop your markets but also shape the future of the LPG sector that most applies to you and indeed the industry as a whole.
The Best Industry Events in the World
WLPGA organises the World LPG Forum which is the annual industry event. As a WLPGA member you are entitled to preferential rates to attend and/or to exhibit at not only the World LPG Forum but also at WLPGA Regional Summits and Good Industry Practices Workshops.
Who can Join?
Any organisation that has an interest in the LPG industry can join. There are various categories of membership available to interested organisations.
The value of membership by company
Producer, Refiner, Shipping or Trading Company
LPG producers, suppliers, shippers and traders are a vital part of the industry. Intelligence on the LPG sector can have enormous value to any organisation that aims to serve the LPG business. This is particularly true for producers, shippers and traders of LPG. With the cost of annual membership being equivalent to just a few hours of VLGC earnings, membership can be a very easy decision. WLPGA membership creates a global platform for the important upstream players to discuss with the major consumers how and where the markets are developing in order to plan a cost effective infrastructure to support that growth.
Equipment Manufacturing Company
LPG is an exceptional fuel used in thousands of applications, in commercial business, industry, transportation, farming, power generation, cooking, heating, for recreational purposes and many more. However, there is a huge number of potential consumers who are not fully aware of the thousands of equipment and applications that use LPG and are currently available by manufacturers around the world.
WLPGA hosts within its networks and its various dedicated working groups, projects of specific interest to manufacturers, that create awareness of these products, support the development of selected promising application areas, such as gas heat pumps, combined heat and power units, marine applications etc. These applications are promoted through a dedicated online LPG applications database, Exceptional Energy in Action (www.lpg-apps.org).
WLPGA membership gives manufacturers a unique opportunity to contribute to, and drive WLPGA initiatives and activities related to market development and promotion of their own products.
Petrochemical companies are operating in an increasingly complex world, created by ongoing consolidation and restructuring as well as increasing regulation of environment, health and safety activities. Meanwhile demographic shifts are creating new markets, while the volatility in the supply of feedstock provides opportunity to optimize the overall business performance. WLPGA membership provides valuable intelligence on the trends and developments in this highly dynamic business. Through the association’s unique membership, interaction with major suppliers, customers and key competitors will help your company maintain its competitive edge, enabling you to capture value from today’s opportunities while preparing for the challenges of tomorrow.
Marketing and Distribution Company
One of the main goals of WLPGA is to facilitate the development of LPG markets in a safe and sustainable manner. Principally this is done through educating, informing, and influencing all key stakeholders. WLPGA is also a focal point for the exchange of innovative business practices. Through in-country workshops, regional and global seminars WLPGA enhances safety and operational practices. With a broad global and regional communications strategy WLPGA influences policy makers, opinion leaders and the media.
Autogas is one of the most important and fastest growing segments of our industry and WLPGA is the unique body that unites companies operating in this sector. WLPGA provides members with a forum for discussion and sharing of ideas and intelligence for developing the Autogas sector through market initiatives, application of new technology and interacting with all key stakeholder groups. At member request, WLPGA may assist with specific lobbying actions to support the development of the Autogas market or to avoid the imposition of legislation and or regulation that is detrimental to the market. For an automotive manufacturer, WLPGA provides both unique insights into key Autogas markets and represents the established link to the fuel marketers, thus facilitating direct communication with the companies active in this sector.
Associations around the world face many of the same challenges and WLPGA membership allows you to benefit rapidly from experiences in other parts of the world. The opportunities to learn and share best practices within WLPGA are extensive and are facilitated through its networks of association executive directors, communications.
“At DCC Energy we are very positive about the outlook for LPG, and are looking to grow and develop the DCC Energy. By joining WLPGA, and becoming a member of the Council, we can get behind the challenges of promoting LPG as an incredibly versatile and relatively clean fuel. Indeed, as oil majors pull back from downstream LPG marketing, DCC Energy believes it has a responsibility to contribute where it can to the WLPGA’s active agenda. Furthermore, by participating at the Forums, we have learned a great deal about best practices in other regions which we look to bring back to our own business. All in all, WLPGA brings great value to our industry, but as ever it’s about what we put in, as well as what the team at the WLPGA do so well themselves.”
Henry Cubbon, Managing Director, DCC Energy LPG and WLPGA President
“Ultragaz is committed to the LPG industry and is a long-standing Industry Council member of the WLPGA. Also, as a Board Member myself, I see a great deal of value in being a member of this important association. Ultragaz fully supports the work that the WLPGA undertakes, both here in Brazil and across the world and, of course, we fully endorse the Exceptional Energy brand.”
Pedro Jorge Filho, CEO, Ultragaz and Previous WLPGA President and Board Membert
“For us, joining was a very smart business move. WLPGA membership encompasses a large percentage of global LPG distributors and equipment manufacturers. To LEHR or any equipment company there are obvious benefits and great value to membership by way of receiving information to help us make the right decisions. WLPGA – thank you for your great work.”
Capt. Bernardo Herzer , CEO/Founder LEHR Inc.