LPG stands for Liquified Petroleum Gas, it is a mixture of gases that are created as a residual product during oil refining. An engine burns LPG more efficiently and cleaner than traditional fuels such as diesel and petrol. As a result, it makes less noise and wears out less quickly. The exhaust gases are also less polluting than those of petrol engines. They contain significantly less CO2 and nitrogen in their emissions than petrol and diesel cars. Although it is also important here to look at the entire production process.
Difference LPG with other fuels
The big difference with traditional fuels is that LPG, or Liquefied Petroleum Gas, is a residual product of oil refining and that the emissions are less polluting. Another well-known acronym that can sometimes cause confusion with LPG is CNG. CNG stands for Compressed Natural Gas, compressed natural gas. Both can be used as a more sustainable fuel. Here we take a closer look at the difference between CNG and LPG.
- Lower maintenance costs;
- Cheaper fuel;
- Less particulate matter and nitrogen oxides than a diesel car;
- More particulate matter and nitrogen oxides than with a CNG car;
- More carbon monoxide than petrol and diesel cars;
- Fewer filling stations than for traditional fuels, but more than for CNG vehicles;
- LPG vehicles are not allowed to park underground;
How to fill up with LPG?
You can only fill up with LPG under supervision, so during the opening hours of the station. So if you need to refill, be sure to check whether the shop or station is open before you visit.
Note: Always check the manual of your vehicle or consult a professional if you are unsure about the correct way to fill up with LPG.
LPG refueling nearby
You can fill up with LPG in more places than, for example, CNG. MAES has a few LPG stations in its network, but with the MAES fuel card you can enjoy a larger network of LPG locations.