The LPG business in the Philippines is thriving. Almost all houses, even those in the far-flung areas in the provinces uses one.
Here is a link to those interested to engage in the business of LPG retailing or distribution.
The Department of Energy (DOE) is stepping up its efforts to maximize the safe use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as it issues safety tips to users.
The DOE reminded the LPG consumers of the following tips for safety:
LPG cylinder should not be inverted or let it lie horizontally on the floor.
Use only LPG resistant rubber hoses with clamps and regularly check for wear,
cracks and leaks using soapy and water.
The LPG cylinders should not be placed in enclosed kitchen cabinets and should be
away from electrical points and other sources of fire or ignition.
If you smell gas in the kitchen, you must open all doors and windows to improve
ventilation, refrain from switching on/off electrical switches or connect/disconnect
Seek help from retail outlet where the LPG was purchased or call the proper
authorities if there is leak on the cylinder and move cylinder out to open and
The Department of Energy (DOE) reminded the public that LPG is in a liquid state when inside the cylinder, but it will immediately transforms to a gaseous state when released. It is liquefied so that it can be stored economically and transported easily.
Pure LPG has no smell, and manufacturers add, for safety purposes, ethyl mercapthan so any leaks can be detected by scent.
In buying LPG, the Philippine Department of Energy advises the public to check if the security seal is intact and firmly affixed to the valve, and check also the correct weight of the cylinder by using a calibrated weighing scale.
The DOE also urged the public to ensure that the cylinder is in good condition and be discerning in buying cylinders and refills for their safety and to avoid malpractices that take advantage of those who are less informed.