About LPG

LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is a mixture of hydrocarbons consisting mainly of a propane and butane mixture, which is obtained by refining petroleum or directly from the extraction, after it has been separated from the natural gas or oil with which it is mixed in the oil fields.

This product is used in Romania and in other countries in the following segments:

  • fuel for cars / trucks
  • substitutes the natural gas from pipelines used for household cooking and heating
  • industry – as a source of heat, propelling agent, physical blowing agent, welding, cooling agent

The advantages of using LPG:

  • LPG is a clean product that does not contain water or other impurities, offers a complete combustion and does not generate residual deposits on pistons, rings and plugs
  • The LPG industry has developed and created a set of standards and rules in the design, production and installation of components and equipment that are constantly adapted to the technological developments in the automotive industry
  • LPG is a safe and clean fuel that has been used for years for cooking and heating. It is non toxic and does not contaminate water and soil. The ignition temperature of LPG is less than half of the gasoline. Auto gas has a closed system in which there are valves that close and carry the fuel from the pump to the tank without exposure to the environment, which prevents leakage and evaporation

Economic benefits:

  • Liquefied petroleum gas is a fuel that is obtained and produced at a relatively low cost. The retail price of LPG at filling stations is about 50-60% of gasoline price. Fuel consumption for a car running on LPG is about 10% higher (in liters) than gasoline consumption
  • The investment in a gas equipment for cars pays off in a relatively short time (about 10,000-15,000 km), only from the cost difference of Gasoline vs LPG

Ecological benefits:

  • LPG is an excellent fuel for vehicles that has to comply to the pollution standards that are increasingly stringent
  • Not toxic to soil and ground waters in the event of accidental spillage
  • LPG combustion produces up to 15-20% less CO2 compared to the engines that use gasoline. LPG emits 97% less benzene than unleaded gasoline. This fuel system uses a sealed, with near-zero emissions of hydrocarbons
  • LPG evaporates faster than gasoline or diesel. There is no risk of contamination of soil or water
  • Vehicles running on LPG produce less noise compared to vehicles running on gasoline or diesel, thereby reducing the noise pollution
  • It is regulated by the European standard adopted in Romania – SR EN589: 2008 + A1: 2012
  • LPG is the fuel for a cleaner future