UKLPG is the trade association representing companies that operate in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) industry in the UK. Members include LPG producers, distributors, equipment and service providers, and vehicle converters. We are dedicated to the safe and effective development of LPG, with a focus on LPG’s role in providing low carbon heat and energy for homes and business that are off the mains gas grid, as well as helping to improve air quality in urban areas.
With pressure mounting on the UK Government, and the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) keeping a close eye, consumers and installers alike are increasingly looking towards off-grid energy solutions. And with over two million rural homes in the UK with no prospect of being connected to the mains gas grid, alternatives such as liquified petroleum gas (LPG) are becoming ever more popular. So how does LPF stack up in comparison to other energy solutions? Why should you, whether consumer or installer, look towards LPG?
- LPG is the lowest carbon conventional fuel available to off-grid Britain, emitting 35% less CO2 than coal
- LPG produces 90% less carbon monoxide and 50% less smog than mains natural gas
- It readily evaporates posing no environmental risk in the event of a spillage
- LPG tanks can be left on site for 30 years, whereas oil tanks need replacing every 10-15
- Tanks can be buried below ground to improve the aesthetics of a building
- Telemetry systems can alert the supplier when fuel is low, making deliveries manageable and efficient
- Liquid Gas Europe, the European Association for the LPG industry
- WLPGA, the World LPG Association
- HHIC, the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council
- LowCVP, the low carbon vehicle partnership
- FIA, Fuel Industries Association
- The Carbon Monoxide All Fuels Forum
- We are delighted to support the WLPGA's Women in LPG (WINLPG) initiative
- We are also pleased to work closey with:
- LP Gas Today, the online portal for LPG news in the UK.
UKLPG was formed by the merger of the LP Gas Association (LPGA) and the Association for Liquid Gas Equipment and Distributors (ALGED) in January 2008. Our roots are firmly established, with LPGA and ALGED established in 1947 and 1975 respectively. Our aims are to:
- Promote the safe use of LPG
- Inform and lobby opinion formers and legislators (in the UK, and the EU via Liquid Gas Europe)
- Champion and guard safety and technical standards within the LPG industry and provide advice and guidance to members
- Work with members of the industry and other bodies to ensure the right skills for the industry's future are recognised and developed
- Raise the profile of the benefits, good experience and qualities of LPG to specific and agreed audiences.
- Through our events programme offer the opportunity to network and share best practice within the industry.