LPG: frequently asked questions

LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is a mixture of hydrocarbons, mainly composed of propane and butane.

LPG is an extremely versatile energy source: it can be used to heat and cool rooms, cook food, supply industrial equipment, etc.

Its high calorific value allows large amounts of energy to be available for limited quantities of product.

It has a low environmental impact and thanks to the possibility of compressing it in a liquid state it can be stored in small spaces and easily transported anywhere, even places not reached by the methane network

LPG is sold under the names of commercial propane (mixture C, according to UN shipping regulations), commercial mixture (mixtures A1, B1, B2, B) and commercial butane (mixtures A, A01, A02, A0).

Commercial propane  may be accompanied by propylene, butylene, butane and ethylene with a propane content in excess of 95% (European standard is 90% but Serbian request even more purity).

The commercial mixture is a total mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from the combination of approximately 65% n-butane and isobutane and an average of 35 % propane.

Main difference between commercial propane and commercial mixture is possibility to use commercial propane if the temperature is below 0°C (propane will evaporate even up to -42°C) as well as propane is   being technologically purified from mixture for higher level quality.

Therefore, ButanGas International mission is to offer their clients highest level of quality.


Yes. A  tax concession is granted NOT only for the industrial use of LPG, but also for HOME consumers as well as for agriculture and some other uses, but with some specific condition requested by Law (LPG should be purchased from authorized importer and distributer which ButanGas International is).

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Yes. LPG has a lower price per calorific value than the most fossil fuels, but also ButanGas clients have benefit using previous option of tax granting.

Yes. LPG, together with natural gas, is the cleanest fossil fuel, with low emissions of CO2, unburnt hydrocarbons, Sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. In particular, during the combustion of LPG, no particulate matter and fine dust (PM10 and PM2.5) typical of the combustion of biomass, diesel and fuel oil are produced.

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