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Overview of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a hydrocarbon gas that liquefies in a tank, cylinder, or other closed container at normal temperature and under low pressure. LPG is similar in chemical composition to natural gas, however LPG is usually either propane or butane, or both. Similar to natural gas, LPG itself is colorless and odorless. The sour, sulfur smell comes from adding a chemical odorant, so humans can more easily detect the presence of the gas. LPG can be used to heat, cook, barbecue, light, cool or even produce electricity- everything without being connected to the gas or electricity grid.


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