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Natural gas, LPG, and LNG

Natural gas (NG), liquified petroleum gas (LPG), and liquified natural gas (LNG) are made up of the same elements in different quantities.

As a result, they differ in density, energy content, storage needs, combustion requirements, and delivery methods.

Natural gas is piped into residential, commercial, and industrial properties, whilst LPG is often supplied via gas cylinders.

Natural Gas vs LPG vs LNG
  • Natural gas is primarily methane (CH4, or one carbon and 4 hydrogens),

  • LPG can be purchased in two forms depending on the user’s need; as propane (C3H8, or three carbons and eight hydrogens) or as butane (C4H10, or 4 carbons and 10 hydrogens),

  • The primary component of LNG is methane (CH4, or one carbon and four hydrogens), but LNG also commonly contains small amounts of ethane, propane, butane, and nitrogen.

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