LPG in Rural Areas

Living in rural areas has become increasingly popular. However, many properties in rural areas do not have access to the mains gas network and, as a result, residents in these areas rely heavily on aternative fuels, which can have much lower energy efficiency standards and incur higher heating costs.[caption id="attachment_2151" align="alignnone" width="640"]Image credit: http://bit.ly/1pAgGJN Image credit: http://bit.ly/1pAgGJN[/caption]Energy is a key requirement to fulfil basic living needs such as domestic heating, cooking and hot water in your home. Distributing energy to rural areas can be a difficult task when homes are a considerable distance from the gas network. 

Benefits of LPG in rural areas:

  • LPG is a low carbon, low polluting alternative to coal (the lowest carbon emissions of any fossil fuel). It is a naturally occurring by-product of natural gas extraction (60%) and crude oil refining (40%) and as such is therefore either used or wasted.
  • LPG has a higher calorific value per unit than other commonly used fuels, making it economically better too (helping to reduce energy bills whilst being sustainable).
  • A flexible source of energy, LPG can be used for a variety of commercial applications such as power generation and industrial heating, and domestic applications including domestic heating, cooking and hot water.
  • LPG is versatile and portable, and as such it accessible to even the most remote parts of the country.
  • LPG doesn't pose any ground or water pollution risks. It produces no harmful or potentially dangerous waste and generates on average 15% less CO2 than oil per kilowatt hour, and 50% less than coal.
  • LPG offers safe and flexible storage options - it can be stored in cylinders or in a bulk tank which can be located on your property, either underground or above ground.
  • Regular, automatic top ups mean that the home owner will never be without fuel
  • LPG autogas can offer a cost effective alternative fuel, being considerably cheaper than diesel or petrol.  It also emits fewer harmful emmissions, making it a much cleaner and greener alternative to other fuels.
 LPG is a suitable fuel alternative for those living off the main gas grid, offering people living in rural areas a close alternative to mains gas.