Delivering cleaner energy for a more sustainable future
At BW LPG, we deliver clean energy for a sustainable world. As the world’s leading owner and operator of Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs) with five decades of operating experience, we champion the safe and sustainable delivery of liquefied petroleum gas or LPG to world markets.
We are a global leader in maritime LPG shipping. Our strengths differentiate us from others and enable us to operate across the energy value chain.
Supporting global operations
Shipping is a global business. With a network of offices across the world and headquarters in Singapore, we provide 24/7 support for our customers’ commercial and operational needs.
What is LPG
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.
LPG value chain
BW LPG is the leading owner and operator of Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs), which are particularly well suited to high-volume long distance upstream transportation of liquid petroleum gases (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 for the downstream transportation of LPG.
LPG production process
BW LPG is the world’s leading owner and operator of LPG vessels, owning and operating Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC) with a total carrying capacity of over 3 million CBM. With five decades of operating experience in LPG shipping and experienced seafarers and staff, BW LPG offers a flexible and reliable service to customers.
BW LPG’s Product Services division supports our core shipping business. It is part of our ambition to propose a low-risk and fully-integrated product delivery service to our customers. Product Services will purchase LPG and offer it delivered on the basis of cost, insurance and freight, directly to the end user.