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Liquefied Petroleum Gas - An Industrial Analysis

  • ID: 585572
  • June 2015
  • 160 Pages
  • Aruvian's R'search
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  • AmeriGas Partners, L.P.
  • CleanFuelsUSA
  • Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.
  • Heart International
  • Hyundai
  • SEMCO Energy, Inc.
  • MORE

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a non-renewable source of energy. It is extracted from crude oil and natural gas. The main composition of LPG are hydrocarbons containing three or four carbon atoms. The normal components of LPG thus, are propane and butane. Small concentrations of other hydrocarbons may also be present. Depending on the source of the LPG and how it has been produced, components other than hydrocarbons may also be present.

LPG is a gas at atmospheric pressure and normal ambient temperatures, but it can be liquefied when moderate pressure is applied or when the temperature is sufficiently reduced. It can be easily condensed, packaged, stored and utilized, which makes it an ideal energy source for a wide range of applications.

This research brings to you an industry analysis of Liquefied Petroleum Gas – from the basics of usage and history to the development of autogas. The report covers in-depth profiles of LPG equipment manufacturers, LPG vehicle manufacturers, LPG suppliers, and countries where LPG is a major source of energy.

The report also covers the nitty-grittys of LPG vehicle fleets, regulatory factors affecting the industry, incentives promoting LPG usage, other non-automobile uses of LPG, factors affecting the transportation of LPG, a complete analysis of the LPG vehicle, and much more.

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  • AmeriGas Partners, L.P.
  • CleanFuelsUSA
  • Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.
  • Heart International
  • Hyundai
  • SEMCO Energy, Inc.
  • MORE

A. Executive Summary

B. Introduction to LPG
B.1 What is LPG?
B.2 Composition of LPG – Propane & Butane
B.3 History of LPG
B.4 Source of LPG
B.5 Current Usage
B.6 Range and Refueling
B.7 Availability, & Pricing
B.8 Versatility of LPG
B.9 Storage and Safety
B.10 Emissions Benefits of LPG
B.11 Fuel Efficiency for Fleet Service
B.12 Is LPG Safe?

C. Looking at LPG Combustion
C.1 Firing Practices
C.2 Emissions
C.2.1 Criteria Pollutants
C.2.2 GHGs
C.3 Controls for LPG Combustion

D. Transporting LPG
D.1 Transport by Sea
D.2 Transporting in Closed Vehicles
D.3 Carrying Different Loads

E. Autogas
E.1 Converting a Vehicle to LPG
E.2 Vehicle Manufacturers
E.2.1 Toyota
E.2.2 Ford
E.2.3 Fiat
E.2.4 Hyundai
E.2.5 General Motors
E.2.6 Volvo
E.2.7 Honda
E.2.8 Maruti
E.3 Country Analysis
E.3.1 Australia
E.3.2 China
E.3.3 Hong Kong
E.3.4 India
E.3.5 Italy
E.3.6 Korea
E.3.7 Pakistan
E.3.8 Philippines
E.3.9 Poland
E.3.10 The Netherlands
E.3.11 Turkey
E.4 Autogas System Types
E.5 Autogas System Parts
E.5.1 Filler
E.5.2 Pipes, Hoses & Fittings
E.5.3 Tank/Gas Cylinder
E.5.4 Valves
E.5.5 Converter
E.5.6 Mixer
E.5.7 Vapor Phase Injectors
E.5.8 Liquid Phase Injectors
E.5.9 Electricals
E.6 Understanding the Converter-and-Mixer System
E.7 Performance of Autogas Vehicles
E.8 LPG in Diesel Vehicles
E.9 Economics of Autogas
E.9.1 Infrastructure Costs
E.9.2 Capital Costs
E.9.3 Operating Costs
E.10 Refueling LPG Vehicles

F. Regulations Governing LPG Vehicles
F.1 1992 Energy Policy Act (EPAct)
F.2 The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA)
F.3 Clean Fuel Fleet Program (CFFP)

G. Government Incentive Programs for LPG Vehicles
G.1 Clean Fuel Vehicle Federal Tax Deduction
G.2 Clean Fuels Grant Program
G.3 Bus and Bus-Related Grants
G.4 State and Alternative Fuel Provider Fleets Program
G.5 Department of Energy State Energy Program
G.6 Department of Energy Clean Cities Program
G.7 Monetary Incentives
G.8 State AFV Purchase Incentives
G.9 Non-Fiscal Incentives

H. LPG Equipment Manufacturers
H.1 CleanFuelsUSA
H.2 Cummins
H.3 Heart International
H.4 BAF Technologies
H.5 Ebus Inc
H.6 Baytech Corporation
H.7 Advanced Fuel Technologies
H.8 Technocarb Equipment
H.9 Eco Fuel Systems
H.10 Parnell USA Inc
H.11 Hybrid Fuel Systems
H.12 ACME Alternate Fuel Systems

I. Other Uses of Propane
I.1 LPG as a Cooking Fuel
I.2 Residential Construction
I.2.1 Heating
I.2.2 Water Heating
I.2.3 Clothes Drying
I.2.4 Lighting
I.2.5 Grilling
I.2.6 Manufactured Housing
I.3 Safety of Propane
I.4 Agriculture
I.4.1 Thermal Agriculture
I.4.2 Crop/Food Conditioning
I.4.3 Nutrient Management
I.4.4 Power Generation
I.4.5 Chemical Replacement
I.4.6 Agricultural Incentives
I.5 Powering Forklifts with Propane
I.6 Environmental Benefits
I.6.1 Safety
I.6.2 Refueling
I.6.3 Costs
I.6.4 Regulatory Factors

J. LPG and Synthetic Natural Gas

K. Risks & Mitigation Associated with LPG

L. LPG Dealers
L.1 PPL Corporation
L.2 Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
L.3 AmeriGas Partners, L.P.
L.4 Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.
L.5 UGI Corporation
L.6 Suburban Propane Partners, L.P.
L.7 SemGroup, L.P.
L.8 Macquarie Infrastructure Company Trust
L.9 CH Energy Group, Inc.
L.10 SEMCO Energy, Inc.

M. Appendix

N. Glossary of Terms

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General Motors
Cummins Westport
Heart International
BAF Technologies
Ebus Inc
Baytech Corporation
Advanced Fuel Technologies
Technocarb Equipment
Eco Fuel Systems
Parnell USA Inc
Hybrid Fuel Systems
ACME Alternate Fuel Systems
PPL Corporation
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
AmeriGas Partners, L.P.
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.
UGI Corporation
Suburban Propane Partners, L.P.
SemGroup, L.P.
Macquarie Infrastructure Company Trust
CH Energy Group, Inc.
SEMCO Energy, Inc.

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Question Does the report include demand drivers?
Answer Yes demand drivers are included in the report.
Question Does the report include LPG price forecast?
Answer Price forecast is also included.
Question In the equipment manufacturers section, do the players come from across the value chain or from one part of the value chain only?
Answer Players are from across the value chain and not from any specific part.
Question Are market shares included in the equipment manufacturers section?

Answer Unfortunately, market shares are not included in this.
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