liquefied petroleum gas


: a compressed gas that consists of flammable hydrocarbons (such as propane and butane) and is used especially as fuel or as raw material for chemical synthesis

Examples of liquefied petroleum gas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But when the plants were built, the engineers had also equipped them to burn liquefied petroleum gas, or L.P.G., a byproduct from refining crude oil. Melissa Eddy, New York Times, 30 Aug. 2022 At the start of the year, prices for the fuel called liquefied petroleum gas roughly doubled as the government moved away from price controls as part of efforts to move to a market economy. Jim Heintz, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Jan. 2022 Countries like South Korea are negotiating with Saudi Arabia to turn liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into blue hydrogen for future refueling stations. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, 29 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of liquefied petroleum gas was in 1925

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“Liquefied petroleum gas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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liquefied petroleum gas

: a compressed gas consisting of flammable light hydrocarbons and used especially as fuel or as a starting material for making other chemicals

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