From automotive to the Olympic torch, LPG is everywhere

LPG is the abbreviation consisting of the initials of "Liquefied Petroleum Gas" in English. LPG is a hydrocarbon-based flammable substance formed by the combination of carbon and hydrogen atoms, just like gasoline, diesel and fuel oil. It consists largely of propane, butane and isomers. LPG is obtained from the refining of crude oil or natural gas deposits.

LPG still maintains its feature of being the fuel with the world's most diverse usage areas. It is used in automotive, heating, cooking, industry, electricity generation, agriculture and many other fields. LPG is also used in the flame of the Olympic torch and in hot air balloons.

Eco-friendly energy source LPG

LPG use is encouraged in many countries as a clean energy source in the world. In the reports submitted by the World LPG Association, compared to gasoline and diesel with it's lower greenhouse gas emission, LPG is considered to be an environmentally friendly and clean energy source with its carbon and particle emission level compared to its counterparts. With it's low carbon footprint, LPG is one of the cleanest fuels available.

June 7th World LPG Day

Global consumption of LPG, which is defined as a clean energy source and promoted within the scope of sustainability policies, is increasing day by day. LPG, which has the feature of being the most efficient mobile energy source in addition to its use of more than a thousand, has lower emission values compared to other equivalent fuels. Taking action with this awareness, the World LPG Association (WLPGA) declared June 7, 2019 as "World LPG Day" for a safer, cleaner and healthier world.

Did you know?

LPG is an eco-friendly fuel.

Exhaust emission values are lower than gasoline and diesel.

LPG complies with sustainability targets.

LPG is seen as the most important transition fuel in line with global sustainability targets. 

LPG is denser than air.

When natural gas rises outdoors, LPG spreads to the floor.

LPG is odorless.

In order to detect any leakage, an odor called ethyl mercaptan is added to the refineries.

LPG is colorless.

Its presence in the environment cannot be detected by eye.

LPG is non-toxic.

It does not have a toxic effect if inhaled.

LPG does not have a fixed density value.

The density varies according to the Propane (C3H8) and Butane (C4H10) ratio it contains. The density of LPG sold as autogas in Turkey, under the atmospheric pressure and at 15°C, generally varies from 0.540 to 0.560 kg / m3.

LPG is transported and stored in liquid form in pressurized containers.

Under normal conditions, it goes into the gas phase and its volume increases by 1 to 250.

LPG Consumption in the World


LPG Consumption in the World



















South and Central America


Middle East


North America


Europe and Eurasia

LPG in Turkey

LPG trade in Turkey consists of 4 different lines; industrial, heating, tubular and autogas. Autogas has the largest share in the consumption of LPG in our country. 40% of passenger cars use autogas, making LPG the most preferred fuel type. Turkey is also among the most autogas consuming countries worldwide.

LPG prices in our country basically depend on 4 different parameters:

1) Propane & butane prices published by the Algeria Sonatrach refinery at the beginning of each month

2) Dollar exchange rate

3) Taxes

4) Participation share

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