What is LPG?

Emitting 33% less CO2 than coal, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is the lowest carbon conventional fuel available to off-grid Britain and is increasingly becoming a viable and favourable choice for consumers and businesses without access to mains gas.

LPG - The benefits

As a clean, lower carbon energy source, LPG is automatically generated during the production of methane during the refining process. LPG exists in two forms – propane and butane – with both being more naturally suited to different uses.

Whether the motivation for change is a cleaner energy source, a more cost-effective solution, or simply to future-proof a property, there are many advantages of LPG. Advantages that make it both the ideal choice for rural, off-grid Britain, but also make it the fuel of the future.

  • LPG produces 90% less carbon monoxide and 50% less smog than mains natural gas
  • As it readily evaporates, LPG poses no environmental risks in the event of spillages
  • LPG is not odourless, making it easier to detect leaks
  • Unlike oil tanks that need replacing every 15-20 years, LPG tanks can be left on site for up to 30 years
  • LPG can be used across a variety of sectors – from home owners to hospitality, developers to those using it for transport fuel - and can be used across multiple applications such as for cooking, hot water, and heating a property

To read more about how LPG has helped rural business, please visit our case studies section.


With up to 90% reduction in carbon emissions, bioLPG offers a cleaner, more environmentally friendly energy solution for homes and businesses located off-grid in rural communities. Click here to find out more. 

The trade association for the LPG and bioLPG industry in the UK