Thursday 28th April 2016
As millions of Britons plan to head outdoors this weekend, here are five little-known facts about LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), a fuel that will energise rural Britain over the bank holiday, powering everything from barbecues to countryside spa retreats.
Rob Shuttleworth, Chief Executive of UKLPG, the trade organisation for the liquefied petroleum gas industry in the UK, explains: “Most people are familiar with the gas cylinders used to power their barbecues or hook up to their caravan or boat, but few appreciate that it is a much greener alternative to charcoal and that is the power behind thousands of applications in rural off-grid Britain, from hot air balloons to industrial kilns and furnaces and forklift trucks, leisure centres, and hotels.
“With advances in technology, it is becoming an essential part of driving the rural economy heating homes and businesses. With more than half of Britons planning staycations this summer, it will be integral to millions of successful holidays this year.”
For more information on LPG including safe use and storage of cylinders, please click here.
 The Telegraph, June 2015
 Thinkmoney, March 2015
 Travelodge survey, April 2016
The trade association for the LPG and bioLPG industry in the UK