LPG or liquified petroleum gas is one of the most versatile fuels. From cooking to melting it is used for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. LPG is a mixture of butane and propane and is usually found in a gaseous state.LPG has become an important part of every household and is mainly used for cooking.

What makes LPG the most preferred cooking fuel :

  • It can be easily transported in pressurized containers.
  • It is a clean fuel which makes it convenient for an enclosed cooking space.
  • It is environmentally friendly and is a good alternative to traditional cooking fuel like coal or wood.

Booking of LPG cylinders online has become quite easy with user-friendly websites. The market price of LPG is quite high but in some countries, the government has subsidized the rate of the cylinders used for domestic purposes. It has also subsidized the cylinders for households providing 12 subsidized cylinders every year. In case, someone wants to get extra cylinders i.e more than 12 cylinders a year they would be charged at the market rate.

General procedure to book a cylinder :

  • Search for the home LPG suppliers then chose the one which is near to your area and can deliver your cylinders promptly.
  • You will have to submit an application to your chosen LPG supplier either offline or online depending on your convenience.
  • If you wish to register for an LPG connection offline you can simply visit your distributor and get the application form.
  • Identity and address proof is required along with the same application form while submitting.
  • The documentation and application form helps the distributor to ensure you receive your gas cylinder on time at the right address.
  • After the application is accepted you will receive a notification regarding the same on your registered mobile number.
  • With this, you will receive your new cylinder and for the next cylinders, you can easily book through IVRS, SMS, or ONLINE.

Size of LPG gas bottles :

  • Gas bottles range from small cylinders to large tanks and bulk storage vessels.
  • Large LPG tanks are required for high-volume users.
  • Small gas cylinders are mostly used for domestic purposes.

Certain rules and precautions that need to be taken while using gas cylinders :

  • It must be secured at all times to prevent tipping. 
  • Keep the cylinder in a room with proper ventilation
  • Gas cylinders should never be kept horizontally.
  • Never keep an LPG cylinder in your cabinet.
  • It should be kept as far as possible from other heat sources.
  • Turn the regulator off once done with the cooking.

Gas leaks can occur from defective rubber tubing and poor handling of gas appliances. To avoid accidents due to LPG leakage, disconnect the LPG regulator and affix a safety cap on the cylinder when your gas stove is not in use for a long time.