Posted by: SAFE Administrator
Modified date: 10/23/2017
Relevant sector: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Logistics
Resource type: Document
Resource use: Implementation & Monitoring, Resource Mobilization & Advocacy
Language of the document: English
World LPG Association (WLPGA)
This case study by the World LPG Association (WLPGA) looks at the critical role that liquid petroleum gas (LPG) played in the humanitarian response to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The study describes how LPG proved to be a reliable and easily distributed recovery energy source, as it was used in kitchen kits, electricity generation, and evacuee housing units, in addition to serving as a substitute gas and autogas. The study also describes how numerous LPG industry members, distributors, and retailers collaborated with NGOs and the Japanese Government to respond to the disaster.