What is Liquid Petroleum Gas?

Liquid Petroleum Gas – propane and butane – are hydrocarbon compounds that occur as natural byproducts of petroleum production as well as of crude oil and natural gas mining.

Propane and butane both exist in the gaseous state under normal atmospheric conditions. Only slight pressurization is required to cause them to liquefy, thus assuming a fraction of the volume previously had in the gaseous state. This makes it possible to store and transport large amounts of Liquid Petroleum Gas in standard containers economically.