Alternative Fuels

LPG glut could lead to growing competition with LNG

LPG could rival LNG as a fuel in developing countries, Global Gas Analytics told the ACI LPG conference in Lisbon this week LPG could rival LNG as a fuel in developing countries, Global Gas Analytics told the ACI LPG conference in Lisbon this week.
By Peter Stewart 8 March 2018 0 29922
LPG cylinders LPG requires simpler infrastructure than LNG. (Origin Energy)

The global supply of LPG grew by nearly 6% in 2017, to more than 300 mt, driven by unabated exports from the United States. Continued growth in supply from the US and the Middle East make it likely that LPG will increasingly compete with LNG in developing countries.

LPG consists of propane and butane, which has traditionally been used as a heating and cooking fuel and also as a feedstock in the manufacture of petrochemicals. The US also exports significant volumes of ethane, which can also...