Liquid Petroleum Gas explained

What is LPG?

LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), or Autogas (as it is more commonly known) is a natural hydrocarbon fuel, produced as a by-product from the production of natural gas and refining crude oil. Under high pressure LPG becomes liquid and is easy to store and transport. LPG burns very cleanly and produces significantly less emissions than petrol or diesel. LPG produces 2% less C02 than petrol and almost no particulate pollutants. LPG really is an environmentally friendly fuel. LPG is the UKs most accessible alternative to petrol/diesel. Driving an LPG vehicle is greener, safer, simpler and best of all, much cheaper than driving an equivalent petrol or diesel model. Of the three fuels, LPG has the best environmental record – independent tests.


  • 11 million LPG drivers in the World
  • 117 000 UK Drivers
  • 1300 re-fuelling stations


Humberside Police

Almost the entire fleet, nearly 460 vehicles now runs LPG fuel.Reporting savings of up to £300,000 on fuel costs per year, in their 10th year.

Royal Fleet

The Queens LPG fleet includes a 1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V, a Daimler Limousine, a Rover 400 and the Metrocabare run on LPG