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, and are carried in specialist vessels of 15,000-84,000 cbm. These vessels transport cargo in a liquid form, under pressure or in a refrigerated state on global routes such as the Middle East to Southeast 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.