LPG and the environment

Oryx Energies has been promoting LPG as a cleaner, healthier and more ecological energy alternative in sub-Saharan Africa for over 15 years.

Air pollution in sub-Saharan Africa is largely caused by the burning of fossil fuels and biomass, and deforestation is to a large extent due to the intensive use of charcoal and firewood for household energy needs.

The combustion of LPG, as a low-carbon fossil fuel, has almost no harmful effects on the environment or on human health. LPG thus offers the benefit of a better option for the environment than many other energy solutions.

Here are a few comparisons:

Comparative greenhouse gas emission levels:

Fuel Kg CO2/kWh
LPG 0.26
Oil 0.214
Coal 0.3
Electricity 0.43

Source: Defra

Fuel comparisons:

  Mains gas LPG Oil Solid Fuel Peak electricity
Supply convenience Excellent Good Good Moderate Excellent
On-site storage None Yes Yes Yes None
Smell Limited Limited Some Some None
Noise Little Little Some Little None
Appliance choice Very wide Moderate Moderate Limited Wide
Control Fully Fully Fully Some Fully
Maintenance charge Yes Yes Yes Yes None
Supply convenience Mains gas: Excellent LPG: Good Oil: Good Solid Fuel: Moderate Peak electricity: Excellent
On-site storage Mains gas: None LPG: Yes Oil: Yes Solid Fuel: Yes Peak electricity: None
Smell Mains gas: Limited LPG: Limited Oil: Some Solid Fuel: Some Peak electricity: None
Noise Mains gas: Little LPG: Little Oil: Some Solid Fuel: Little Peak electricity: None
Appliance choice Mains gas: Very wide LPG: Moderate Oil: Moderate Solid Fuel: Limited Peak electricity: Wide
Control Mains gas: Fully LPG: Fully Oil: Fully Solid Fuel: Some Peak electricity: Fully
Maintenance charge Mains gas: Yes LPG: Yes Oil: Yes Solid Fuel: Yes Peak electricity: None

Source: UK Heating and Hotwater Information Council

Fuel efficiency:

LPG Facts

The use of LPG compared to coal or firewood also significantly reduces the health and safety risks at home.

Learn more about LPG and the environment at www.worldlpgas.com