Can you drive around Australia on LPG?

As oil companies make LPG,as well as petrol, you will see LPG outlets increasing as the oil companies contribution to reducing greenhouse gases. At the moment the east of Australia you can drive all the way from Melbourne to Cairns in a LPG or hybrid car.

Is LPG being phased out in Australia?

But automotive LPG sales have been declining over the past decade and now account for just two per cent of total automotive fuels sold in Australia. LPG bowsers aren’t being replaced and it’s much harder to find outlets in country areas, as it doesn’t stack up economically for the sites to maintain them.

Where do you get LPG gas from?

LPG is a blanket term for two types of natural gas (Propane and Butane) and is a natural by-product of gas and oil extraction (66%) and oil refining (34%).

Where is LPG sourced from in Australia?

Whilst Australia is presently around 85 to 90 per cent self sufficient with crude oil and fully self sufficient with LPG supplies, Australia, as part of the global trading environment both exports and imports a whole suite of petroleum products from crude oil to LPG.

Why is LPG so expensive in Australia?

Excise tax was added to LPG Autogas starting in 2011 and has increased every year since its introduction. As of 2015, a total of 12.5 cents per litre is added for excise tax. In addition, Ford and Holden, who manufactured LPG vehicles here, have ceased all Australian manufacturing and there are no LPG OEM imports.

Why is LPG cheaper than petrol in Australia?

Advantages. For vehicles that travel long distances or use large amounts of fuel there are potential cost savings. Litre for litre LPG is commonly around 40 percent cheaper than petrol. Exhaust emissions are lower and engines potentially last longer.

How much longer will LPG be available in Australia?

Based on the status quo, within about 2 years there will be no new OEM LPG cars available to purchase in Australia. The current limited offer will vanish when Ford and Holden cease all manufacturing in Australia.

Is LPG going to be phased out?

An official statement read: “Following a business review by the Autogas board, the difficult decision has been taken to end the joint venture and to decommission its LPG refuelling network. Many of our Autogas sites are therefore increasingly underutilised, which is why the LPG offering is being phased out.

Is it worth buying an LPG car?

If your car is not fuel efficient, then converting to LPG is certainly worth considering. If the initial outlay is making you hesitate, then consider that within two years it will have paid for itself if you cover around 15,000 miles each year.

Why is LPG popular in Australia?

LPG is a convenient and efficient fuel for homes and businesses. Its portability makes LPG a popular fuel in rural and regional Australia, in areas not connected to a natural gas network. As well as having reliable supply chains for LPG, Australia also has extensive storage and distribution infrastructure.