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LPG: A Primary Source of Energy in Disaster Relief

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/23/2017

LPG: A Primary Source of Energy in Disaster Relief


Relevant sector: Food Security, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Resource type: Document

Resource use: Resource Mobilization & Advocacy

Language of the document: English




World LPG Association (WLPGA)


This piece by the World LPG Association (WLPGA) highlights the benefits and possible uses of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) as a much-needed fuel in disaster scenarios, with a reference to how LPG was used in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The unique benefits of LPG mean that it can be transported, stored andused virtually anywhere and this exceptional energy offers swift solutions in times of emergency. Potential uses in disasters include: boiling water, heating, refrigeration, fueling temporary kitchens, power generation, powering wireless communications, and LPG-air (SNG) systems.

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