What Does LPG Mean?

LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas or Liquid Petroleum Gas) is a flammable mixture of hydrocarbon gases used as fuel in heating appliances, cooking equipment, and vehicles. It is more commonly referred to as propane or butane.

It is increasingly used as an aerosol propellant and a refrigerant, replacing chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) in an effort to reduce damage to the ozone layer. When specifically used as a vehicle fuel it is often referred to as Autogas.

LPG was first produced in 1910 by Dr Walter Snelling, and the first commercial products appeared in 1912. It currently provides about 3% of all energy consumed, and burns relatively cleanly with no soot and very few sulphur emissions.

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When I write LPG, I mean this:

meaning of LPG

The image shows a cylinder of Propane, a type of LPG.

Summary of Key Points

"Liquefied Petroleum Gas" is the most common definition for LPG on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Liquefied Petroleum Gas
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of LPG in Sentences

Here is an example of LPG being used in a conversation:
  • Charlie: Hey Mark, check this out. I have had my Land Rover converted to run on LPG.
  • Jordan: Cool! You must get really good mileage out of a tank of fuel now.
  • Charlie: Yep. Not only that, Autogas is really cheap!

An Academic Look at LPG

LPG is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ell Pee Gee). Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of LPG Used in a Text


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