Around 80m Indian families guaranteed three months of free cooking gas

Liquid petroleum gas has been marked as an essential service amid the Covid-19 crisis

UK’s LPG ‘could go 100% bio-based by 2040’

Liquid Gas UK says versions of the fuel made from vegetable oils, glycerol, sugar and waste could cut carbon emissions by up to 90%

Flogas Energy to enter UK electricity supply market

It currently provides gas to commercial customers across Britain

Government ‘must encourage LPG take-up in off-grid homes’

The LPG trade association says the fuel can help displace carbon-intensive fossil fuel use

Switching your LPG supplier on a metered estate?

New and existing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) customers on metered estates are being urged not to rush into signing a fixed contract. The competition watchdog suggests discussing it with neighbours – through a metered estate manager or tenants’ association – as signing a contract may lock everyone else on the estate with that supplier. LPG […]

Shell to sell Hong Kong and Macau LPG assets

Shell is to sell its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) business in Hong Kong and Macau. The energy giant announced the conditional sale to DCC Energy has a total value of $150.3 million (£120.5m). It stressed the region remains an important market and said the deal would not have any impact on its other businesses. As part of the agreement, Shell’s branding will remain visible […]

BP sells UK fuel arm for £40.5m

British oil giant BP is selling its fuel supply arm for £40.5million, with Irish buyer DCC expected to take on the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distribution business from the end of September. DCC says the business, which provides industrial, commercial and domestic customers with around 87,000 tonnes of bulk and cylinder LPG a year, fits […]

Shell takeover part of larger European expansion by UGI

America-owned distributor and marketer of energy products and services UGI Corporation has officially taken over Shell Gas UK and changed its name to AvantiGas. The acquisition is one of 12 by the company across Europe in the last year. Donald Groth, Vice President at UGI Corporation, said there would be little restructuring: “There are no […]

OFT launches probe into ‘off-grid’ energy supply

The Office of Fair Trading is to investigate the supply of energy to consumers who are not connected to the main gas grid. The probe will look at whether the market is working for ‘off-grid’ energy consumers who use sources such as heating oil, LPG and renewable energy sources like solar panels. The OFT has […]