Our Business

At BW LPG, we deliver clean energy for a sustainable world. As the world’s leading owner and operator of LPG carriers with four decades of operating experience, we champion competitive, sustainable solutions to secure enduring value for our society and stakeholders.

LPG – A Clean Energy Source

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is the liquefied form of petroleum gases released during the extraction of crude oil and natural gas or during the refining of crude oil. LPG is a clean energy source relative to other fossil fuels and has numerous applications such as in residential and commercial heating, cooking, fuel for transportation and as a petrochemical and refinery feedstock. LPG is also used within industrial processes and the production of fertiliser, are carried in specialist vessels of 15,000-84,000 cubic metres. These vessels transport cargo in a liquid form, under pressure or in a refrigerated state on global routes such as the Middle East to South East Asia and the Far East. 

Much of global LPG supply is from countries that are distant from consuming regions. Approximately a quarter of LPG produced is exported by sea. The Arabian Gulf is the largest hub for LPG exports, and Asia is the world's largest importing hub for LPG.

Low Crabon

No Soot

No Spills

The carbon footprint of LPG is 50% lower than coal
 

Burning wood and coal produces 150 times
more carbon monoxide than LPG

In the event of a leak, LPG does not contaminate
the soil or aquifers.

 

LPG Value Chain

BW LPG is the leading owner / operator of Very Large Gas Carriers, which are particularly well suited to high-volume long distance upstream transportation of liquid petroleum gases (‘LPG ’). We also own Large Gas Carriers which are suitable for medium and long haul transportation and can carry ammonia as well as LPG. Our touch points within the value chain typically include export terminals (linked to upstream pipelines and storage facilities) and import terminals (linked to downstream storage and transportation). These vessels are also used in large-scale maritime storage projects - often acting as floating terminals themselves. Our capabilities extend to smaller asset classes suitable to downstream transportation of LPG.