Learn about LPG and its uses

LPG is a Liquefied Petroleum Gas - learn its many uses, and ways it can be stored. Did you know that Propane, Butane, and Autogas are all LPG gas? Learn more about LPG below. 


What Is LPG?

LPG gas or Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a hydrocarbon gas that exists in a liquefied form. Examples of such are Butane and Propane; both are LPG but differences in their chemical properties means they are particularly suited to specific uses.


Propane is primarily used for BBQs, off-grid domestic LPG central heating, LPG gas cookers, caravans, plus numerous other residential and commercial applications.


Butane is perfect for fuelling indoor portable heaters, plus is often used as refrigeration fuel, in cigarette lighters and as a propellant in both household and industrial environments.


LPG in the mixed form of Propane and Butane is commonly known as Autogas and is sold in petrol stations across the UK for use as fuel in converted cars and commercial fleet.


Calor is the first energy company to supply the innovative new BioLPG - where 40% of the LPG will be 100% renewably sourced. Available for both domestic and commercial uses.

LPG Gas Storage Options

Gas Bottles

Portable LPG cylinders are perfect for use around the home and garden and require very little space, and will not leave any residue or harmful smoke during or after use. Propane, because of its low boiling point, must be stored and used outdoors, whilst Butane does not work in colder climates and is best used and stored indoors.

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LPG Tanks

Bulk LPG gas tanks used for central heating and cooking are stored outside your home; Underground storage hides your tank in your garden, with just a discreet green cover remaining visible. Alternatively, an above-ground tank can be installed onto a fixed base in most gardens. Calor also offers an above-ground Compact storage unit containing four LPG cylinders, which is suitable for smaller gardens.

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LPG Central Heating

LPG is a great off-grid energy alternative to electric and oil and is safe to use, non-toxic and reliable when other means of power fail are not available.

Because LPG is a highly efficient fuel, it provides a good return on every unit of energy spent. In fact, a modern LPG condensing boiler fuelled by gas is proven to be 90% more efficient than older or standard boilers.

LPG vs Oil

Not only are LPG boilers often cheaper to buy than oil boilers they burn cleaner and appliances often require less maintenance as a result.

LPG vs Electricity

LPG offers instant, controllable heat and cooking on gas often offers great culinary flexibility.

LPG vs Solid Fuel

With no day to day manual refueling LPG also offers instant, controllable heat.

LPG for New Builds

Calor gas can offer all the convenience and reliability of mains gas and can reduce both your costs and energy consumption.

LPG Prices

View our LPG Prices page for the various ways to find the butane, Autogas and propane prices.

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