UKLPG is the source of independent information on all aspects of the LPG industry in the UK. This is the place to find details of all the latest news, events and press releases from UKLPG.
Wednesday 29th March 2017
With more than 30 million visitors each year, tourism in the UK contributes £121 billion to the economy and makes up 7% of the national GDP. With a 3% increase year-on-year in the number of visitors, a recent report proclaimed 2017 ‘the year of the staycation’.
Friday 3rd March 2017
The popularity of street food has helped fuel rapid growth in the outdoor catering sector. According to Nationwide Caterers’ Association (NCASS), there are currently just under 10,000 outdoor catering operators in the UK, running 13,000 outlets, consuming up to 700,000 cylinders of LPG a year, with rapid growth in street catering attributed to seasonal markets, farmers’ markets and festivals.
Thursday 16th February 2017
As Quentin Tarantino would acknowledge, a straightforward linear narrative is never as interesting as a script that starts with the present, enjoys a strong backstory, yet offers infinite future scenarios. Linking LPG to Hollywood is clearly a stretch, but in fact, LPG is no straightforward fuel.
Tuesday 31st January 2017
There are many things that keep business owners awake at night; staff, suppliers, the taxman…however being located off the mains gas grid does not need to be one of them.
Tuesday 13th December 2016
The drive to deliver carbon savings within budget on new builds is a tricky one, with technology and fuel solutions all subject to scrutiny by developers, particularly as budgets remain tight. Availability, reliability, ease of installation and use are major considerations, making LPG an attractive option for heating homes in rural areas for housebuilders and homeowners alike.
Friday 2nd December 2016
There are many reasons why forklift managers will choose LPG to fuel their forklift truck fleet. Much cleaner and greener than diesel, it is a versatile fuel source that cuts air and noise pollution and, when you look at the range of benefits it brings to users compared to its diesel-fuelled and electric counterparts, it’s no surprise that LPG is a popular choice:
Thursday 3rd November 2016
You may have seen recent media coverage about the LPG taxi project that’s underway in Birmingham. Thanks to funding from a number of parties – including Birmingham City Council – more than 50 black cabs are being converted to run on automotive LPG, aiming to improve the health of people living and working in the second city.
Friday 23rd September 2016
It was great to see LPG fuel provider Autogas Limited showcasing OEM LPG vehicles to test drive at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Show last week. Both the Ssangyong Tivoli and Ford Transit Connect Kombi have been launched with right hand drive to generate interest from UK fleet customers and explore the potential market for OEM LPG vehicles, particularly in fleets.
Tuesday 13th September 2016
As one of the most energy-intensive sectors of the economy, farming businesses are always looking for more efficient practices to manage their increasing energy requirements without eroding their profit margins. Consequently, many are turning their attentions towards the most viable off-grid fuel sources to determine where savings can be made, both in pounds and energy efficiencies.
Wednesday 24th August 2016
Our members of UKLPG are reporting a significant increase in demand for LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) from commercial users and the food and drink sector is no exception, with increasing take up in the meat, cereal, dairy, brewing and distilling industries. With some suppliers reporting an increase in demand of as much as 50%, what is driving this switch to LPG and why now?
Wednesday 27th July 2016
I was delighted to see urban air quality cited as a top policy priority for the London Mayor Sadiq Khan and UKLPG will be actively involved in the forthcoming consultation to address the issue of poor air quality in London. LPG autogas has an important and potentially transformational role to play in improving air quality in the capital and other urban areas.
Thursday 21st July 2016
Cooking on gas might be popular with chefs, but the advantages of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) extend far beyond the kitchen for businesses operating in the hospitality sector. LPG is fast becoming the fuel of choice for country hotels, pubs and spas thanks to its versatility and ability to deliver clean, low carbon energy for space and water heating, as well as cooking!
The trade association for the LPG industry in the UK