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Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG or LP Gas) refers to a gaseous hydrocarbon mix of compounds containing primarily propane (C3) and butane (C4). OPL imports 30% Propane & 70% Butane LPG Mix.

The gases are compressed to liquid form for better transportability. The liquefied state can be achieved through processing at ambient temperature, refrigeration at atmospheric pressure, or a combination of both. Although, the pressure required to liquefy the vapor is relatively low, allowing easy storage of the liquid gas in pressurized vessels at ambient temperature. When released, the LPG reverts back to its gaseous state.

Since LPG is an odourless & colourless substance, a potent odorant (Ethyl Mercaptan) is added in a small amount for easier detectability.

HOW IS LPG PRODUCED?
LPG is extracted during natural gas production and crude oil refinery processing. Natural gas likely contains up to 10% of propane and/or butane, which is discarded for technical, commercial and safety reasons. Crude oil refining, on the other hand, typically produces around 2% to 4% of propane and/or butane.

LPG – essentially a by-product – was very often flared in the past. However, the increasing value and demand for LPG, coupled with its environmental and social impact, have justified the significant investment in the storage and distribution of LPG.

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