Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

LPG is a clean alternative fuel; the lowest polluting transport fuel in Australia.

Current moves towards enhanced emission standards for vehicles still maintain LPG's position as a cleaner fuel than petrol and diesel (even where ultra-low sulphur diesel is available).

New engine technologies are in continuous development for LPG vehicles to optimise the inherent environmental qualities of the fuel.

LPG environmental emissions are demonstrably superior to petrol and diesel in greenhouse gas emissions (including carbon dioxide) and in air quality emissions of photochemical producing compounds (such as oxides of nitrogen and hydrocarbons) as well as air toxics (such as benzene, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and 1,3-butadiene) and particulate emissions.

Health costs from LPG are substantially lower for LPG than petrol or diesel (even at fuel quality and technology levels which will be effective in 2006 and beyond when new emission standards are adopted).

Even where older technologies (such as retrofit engines) are being used in Australian vehicles the greenhouse performance of Autogas is better than equivalent petrol cars.

Visit the Tasmanian Department of Justice website to find your nearest LPG contractor.