Liquefied petroleum gas (lpg)

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Autogas (LPG) quality

Fuels are standardized – thus also fulfilling the requirements of OIL! The fuels available at service stations meet all the requirements of current quality standards and EU environmental legislation. Autogas (LPG, from the english liquefied petroleum gas or GPL, from the French gaz de petrole liquefie) is a virtually sulfur-free liquid gas for vehicles with gasoline engines that have an LPG system. LPG consists mainly of butane and propane: ratio 95:5 to 30:70, generally as summer mixture 40:60 and as winter mixture 60:40 in the offer of the gas stations. The quality requirements for autogas/LPG are defined throughout europe in DIN EN 589 (or. oNORM EN 589 for Austria), which of course also applies to the autogas suppliers of the filling stations at OIL! Locations comply with. The octane number of LPG is around 110 octane.

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

Autogas (LPG) sources of supply

The autogas (LPG) available at the OIL! locations is available, is processed on account and on behalf of the respective gas suppliers.

LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas)

  • Used in gasoline engines with an LPG system
  • Nearly sulfur-free liquefied petroleum gas according to DIN EN 589 (resp. oNORM EN 589 for Austria)
  • Consists mainly of propane and butane: ratio 95:5 to 30:70 – generally as summer blend 40:60 and as winter blend 60:40

Things to know about autogas (LPG)

Fuel is a chemical substance whose energy content is usually harnessed by combustion or other forms of energy conversion to generate power or produce a drive in technical systems. Three types of fuels can be distinguished:

  • Solid fuels (z.B. coal, biomass)
  • Liquid fuels (z.B. gasoline, diesel fuels, biodiesel/FAME)
  • Gaseous fuels (z.B. natural gas (CNG), autogas (LPG))

For detailed information on the term "fuel" and our fuels, please refer to our glossary.

LPG respectively. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a fuel for vehicles with gasoline engines that are equipped with an LPG system. The nearly sulfur-free liquid gas according to DIN EN 589 consists mainly of butane and propane. the abbreviation LPG stands for liquefied petroleum gas, in addition, it is also called GPL after the french gaz de petrole liquefie denotes. LPG is a gas that remains liquid at room temperature under relatively low pressure, which gives it its name.

The emission values of this gas are lower than those of gasoline and its exhaust gases can be converted in vehicle catalytic converters even at low temperatures. Since it is also virtually sulfur-free, its combustion does not produce soot. Therefore, vehicles that run on LPG or natural gas are also the only vehicles with internal combustion engines that are allowed to be used indoors.

The mixing ratio between propane and butane is between 95:5 and 30:70. As a rule, it is offered as a "summer mixture" in the ratio 40:60 and as a "winter mixture" 60:40.

Detailed information on fuels can be found in our glossary.

autogas offers the following advantages:

  • Transportation and storage: LPG stands for liquefied petroleum gas and is generally used to describe gases that remain liquid at room temperature under comparatively low pressure and are therefore easy to transport and store.
  • Lower fuel costs: When used as a fuel, LPG is subject to a lower tax rate due to its lower emission value. fuel costs can be reduced by around half with autogas. Conversion is possible for almost any vehicle with a gasoline engine.
  • Lower emission levels: the emission values of this gas are lower than those of gasoline, and its exhaust gases can be converted in vehicle catalytic converters even at low temperatures. Also, because it is virtually sulfur-free, its combustion does not produce soot. For this reason, vehicles that run on LPG or natural gas are also the only vehicles with internal combustion engines that can be used indoors.
  • High range: in case of conversion, the gasoline supply system remains in place. This means that it is possible to switch between gasoline and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) operation – which means that a total range of around 1000 km can be achieved per tank load.
  • Nationwide network of filling stations in germany: the autogas filling station network in germany is also well developed, so that autogas (LPG) refueling is possible throughout the country.

CNG is not to be confused with LPG. Compressed natural gas (CNG) refers to approx. 200 to 250 bar compressed natural gas, while liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) contains liquefied gas at a low pressure of 8-10 bar. This makes LPG easier to store. The main difference between these gases is that LPG is stored and refueled as a liquid at 8-10 bar and is heavier than air. CNG is compressed to 250 bar, is gaseous and lighter than air. Consequently, the quantity refueled at natural gas/CNG stations is also calculated in kilograms instead of liters, as is the case with LPG stations.

CNG is natural gas with increasing bio content (methane); LPG (consisting of butane/propane mixtures) is a by-product of petroleum refineries.

CO2 reduction is highest with CNG (also in relation to gasoline and diesel, of course), especially if bio-CNG (biogas) is used.

In addition, the network of filling stations for LPG fuel is significantly larger than that for CNG fuel, both in Germany and throughout europe. Use our fuel station finder to find autogas and CNG stations at OIL! To find.

In germany, the autogas/LPG filling station network is well developed. Also OIL! Many filling stations offer autogas stations at their filling stations with. In contrast to Austria, Switzerland and Denmark, the network of filling stations in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Italy, England and Poland is relatively well developed. Gas filling stations.De offers z.B. An overview of stations in europe (no guarantee).

In addition, if necessary. adapters may be necessary for the taps in foreign countries, some of which are provided by the filling stations. In germany, you will mainly find the so-called ACME connection (also in belgium), while in the netherlands the bayonet connection and in italy as well as france, for example, the dish connection is widespread.

Use our OIL! Petrol station finder to find your petrol station around the corner where you can fill up with LPG:

When refueling your vehicle with LPG, you should keep in mind that you can only fill autogas tanks up to max. 80% filling allowed; shut-off is normally automatic via a fill-stop valve.

When traveling to surrounding countries, you should also note that if necessary. adapters may be necessary for fuel dispensers in foreign countries, some of which are provided by the filling stations. In germany you will find mainly the so called ACME-connector (also in belgium), while in the netherlands the bayonet-connector and in italy and france for example the dish-connector is common.

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