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1. Charcoal vs Gas BBQ Grill – Propane BBQ vs Charcoal Grill (eco-friendly?) Copy

Charcoal vs Gas BBQ Grill – Propane BBQ vs Charcoal Grill

Considering a charcoal vs propane gas BBQ grill, there are both the cooking aspects and the environmental effects. There is also a charcoal vs propane health question.

Most people would think that a renewable fuel, like wood, is more eco-friendly than a fossil fuel. 

However, when it comes to a propane vs charcoal grill, the climate friendly choice is not what you may think. 

Created on November 26, 2020

2. Import Blog

Created on September 07, 2020

3. New Zealand LPG Gas Pricing Explained

New Zealand LPG Gas Pricing Explained World LPG Benchmark Pricing New Zealand LPG prices reflect the fact that LPG is an internationally traded commodity and influenced by international prices. The international benchmark for the cost of New

Created on September 07, 2020

4. MSDS for LPG Gas – LP Gas

Material Safety Data Sheet for Liquified Petroleum Gas. MSDS for LPG Gas / LP Gas. PDF download available. NZ Material Safety Data Sheet – MSDS for LPG Please click on your area of interest for more information:

Created on September 07, 2020

5. blog import

Created on September 07, 2020

6. Comparing LPG Gas Suppliers

Comparing LPG Gas Suppliers Whether you are new to LPG or just looking to compare alternative suppliers, there are a number of things to consider when you evaluate LPG gas suppliers.  If you were to ask current LPG

Created on September 06, 2020

7. LPG Gas Hawkes Bay

LPG gas bottle supply to Napier, Hastings, Havelock North, Wairoa & Hawkes Bay region. Great LPG prices… Click here for BBQ Gas Refills   Local, Safe & Reliable… Hawkes Bay’s LPG Gas Supplier Elgas is a leading supplier of

Created on August 26, 2020

8. LPG Gas Northland

LPG gas bottle supply to Whangarei, Kerikeri, Kaitaia, Dargaville & Northland region. Great LPG gas prices… Click here for BBQ Gas Refills   Local, Safe & Reliable… Whangarei & Northland’s LPG Gas Supplier Elgas is a leading supplier of

Created on August 26, 2020

9. LPG Gas New Plymouth

LPG Gas Gas Bottle Supply & Installation (New Plymouth, Taranaki). Great LPG prices… Click here for BBQ Gas Refills   Local, Safe & Reliable… New Plymouth & Taranaki’s LPG Gas Supplier Elgas is a leading supplier of LPG gas

Created on August 26, 2020

10. LPG Gas Canterbury Christchurch

LPG gas bottle supply to Christchurch, Timaru, Ashburton, Rangiora & Canterbury. Great LPG gas prices… Click here for BBQ Gas Refills Local, Safe & Reliable… Christchurch’s LPG Gas Supplier Elgas is a leading supplier of LPG gas cylinders and

Created on August 26, 2020

11. LPG Gas Wellington

LPG gas bottle supply to Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Porirua, Masterton & Wairarapa region. Great LPG prices… Click here for BBQ Gas Refills   Local, Safe & Reliable… Wellington & Wairarapa’s LPG Supplier Elgas is a leading supplier of

Created on August 26, 2020

12. LPG Gas Palmerston North

LPG gas bottle supply to Palmerston North, Levin, Feilding & Manawatu-Wanganui region. Great LPG prices Click here for BBQ Gas Refills   Local, Safe & Reliable… Palmerston North & Wanganui’s LPG Gas Supplier Elgas is a leading supplier of

Created on August 26, 2020

13. LPG Gas Invercargill

LPG gas bottle supply to Invercargill, Gore & Southland region. Great LPG gas prices… Click here for BBQ Gas Refills   Local, Safe & Reliable… Invercargill & Southland’s LPG Gas Supplier Elgas is a leading supplier of LPG gas

Created on August 26, 2020

14. LPG Gas Hamilton

LPG gas bottle supply to Hamilton, Taupo, Cambridge, Tokoroa & the Waikato region. Great LPG prices… Click here for BBQ Gas Refills   Local, Safe & Reliable… Hamilton’s LPG Gas Supplier Elgas is a leading supplier of LPG gas

Created on August 26, 2020

15. LPG Gas Gisborne

LPG gas bottle supply to Gisborne region.Great LPG gas prices… Click here for BBQ Gas Refills   Local, Safe & Reliable… Gisborne’s LPG Gas Supplier Elgas is a leading supplier of LPG gas cylinders and LPG gas bottles to

Created on August 26, 2020

16. LPG Gas Cylinders & Gas Bottles | Greymouth & Hokitika

LPG gas bottle supply to Greymouth, Hokitika, Punikaiki, Reefton & Stillwater. Great LPG gas prices… Click here for BBQ Gas Refills   Local, Safe & Reliable… West Coast’s LPG Gas Supplier Elgas is a leading supplier of LPG gas

Created on August 26, 2020

17. LPG Gas Otago Dunedin

LPG gas bottle supply to Dunedin, Queenstown, Mosgiel & Otago region. Great LPG gas prices… Click here for BBQ Gas Refills   Local, Safe & Reliable… Dunedin’s LPG Gas Supplier Elgas is a leading supplier of LPG gas cylinders and

Created on August 26, 2020

18. LPG Gas Nelson Marlborough

LPG gas bottle supply to Nelson, Blenheim, Motueka, Richmond & Marlborough region. Great LPG prices… Click here for BBQ Gas Refills Local, Safe & Reliable… Nelson & Blenheim’s LPG Gas Supplier Elgas is a leading supplier of LPG gas

Created on August 26, 2020

19. LPG Gas Bay of Plenty

LPG gas bottle supply to Tauranga, Rotorua, Whakatane, Opotiki & Bay of Plenty. Great LPG gas prices… Click here for BBQ Gas Refills Local, Safe & Reliable… Tauranga’s LPG Gas Supplier Elgas is a leading supplier of LPG gas

Created on August 26, 2020

20. LPG Gas Auckland

LPG gas bottle supply to Auckland, Manukau, North Shore, Waitakere & Papakura. Great LPG gas prices… Click here for BBQ Gas Refills Local, Safe & Reliable… Auckland’s LPG Gas Supplier Elgas is a leading supplier of LPG gas cylinders

Created on August 26, 2020

21. New to Home LPG? Start Here

Shown are the LPG gas bottles, pigtails, changeover valve, regulator and the gas line into the home during a tanker refill.  New Customers get $100 worth of LPG gas account credits! New to Home LPG?  You Are Not

Created on August 26, 2020

22. Terms & Conditions FGWP

FGWP Terms and Conditions 1.    Offer valid until 31 December 2017 or until further notice. 2.    Offer valid for new commercial customers only. Customer must execute a 12 month commercial supply agreement to qualify. 3.    Not to

Created on August 26, 2020

23. Terms & Conditions – WPNZ

  Welcome Package Terms and Conditions • Offer WPNZ valid until 31 December 2021 or until further notice, Offer FBNZ valid until 31 March 2021 or until further notice • Offer valid for new Elgas customers only.

Created on August 26, 2020

24. Blog

Created on August 24, 2020

25. COVID 19 Update

Elgas COVID-19 Update April 7th 2020 At Elgas we understand that some customers may encounter financial stress. In addition to the various government support packages available, Elgas can also assist with personal payment plans. For people directly

Created on August 24, 2020

26. Request an LPG Gas Quotation



Created on August 24, 2020

27. Open New Commercial Account

Created on August 24, 2020

28. Commercial Heating

NZ Commercial Heating with LPG Gas LPG gas is an extremely efficient method of Commercial Heating, with little energy loss from its production or use. You simply turn it on and it flows at a temperature you

Created on August 23, 2020

29. Commercial Hot Water

Commercial Gas Hot Water Systems that Never Run Out   ♦ Never have customer complaints about lack of hot water ♦ Your LPG system will work even at freezing temperatures ♦ LPG hot water systems are quiet.

Created on August 23, 2020

30. Flame Weeding

LPG Gas for Flame Weeding in NZ Effective, Non-Chemical Weed Control     LPG flame weeding is a highly effective weed control technique for NZ Eliminate the use of harmful chemicals Popular with organic farmers. Ideally suited

Created on August 23, 2020

31. Diesel Substitution

LPG Gas for Diesel Substitution in NZ Partial substitution, with LPG, saves money and lowers emissions with diesel engines in fixed installations and vehicles.   Diesel Substitution ♦ Suitable for fixed diesel installations and vehicles ♦ The

Created on August 23, 2020

32. Commercial Cooking

LPG Gas Cooking for the NZ Hospitality Industry With the escalating cost of electricity, it’s worth exploring cooking with LPG.   LPG can also power your hot water and room heaters. A dedicated delivery driver monitors your

Created on August 23, 2020

33. Agriculture & Horticulture

LPG in Crop, Livestock & Poultry Applications LPG gas has numerous applications in agriculture including heating for poultry, livestock, greenhouses and more. We help you ‘grow’ your business with reliable LPG gas supply. LPG gas can be

Created on August 23, 2020

34. Forklift Gas Bottle Welcome Package

Save Now… Create a New Forklift Gas Account Online Hassle Free LPG, No Worries, Great Prices… We take care of everything, including the return of any bottles you may currently have.   There Are Three Simple Steps:

Created on August 23, 2020

35. Forklift Gas Supply

Reliable NZ Forklift Gas Bottle Supply Get forklift gas bottle supply with forklift gas bottles delivered to you or forklift gas bottle refill on-site. A fast and dependable supply of forklift gas, at a very competitive price,

Created on August 23, 2020

36. For Business

Commercial LPG Gas for NZ Business & Agriculture Please click on your area of interest for more information:     Commercial LPG Gas for NZ Business & Agriculture   Elgas appreciates your business! Elgas prides itseld on

Created on August 23, 2020

37. Privacy Policy

Elgas Privacy Policy & SSL Certificate (SSL certificate verification at bottom of page) a) You agree that ELGAS may obtain information about you from any person, including creditors, your bank, debt collection and direct marketing activities, and

Created on August 22, 2020

38. Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions for supply of bottled gas and equipment for residential or domestic purposes 1. Introduction 1.1 These are the terms and conditions on which Elgas Limited agrees to supply Gas and Equipment to You. 1.2

Created on August 22, 2020

39. Email Us – Online Enquiry

Need more information fast? Try our Express Menus for our most popular pages or our LPG Gas Frequently Asked Questions. Please submit your LPG gas online enquiry here:  

Created on August 22, 2020

40. Complaint Resolution

Complaint Resolution Your feedback is very important to us. We take your complaints very seriously. We make more than 1 million deliveries each year. Over 99% of them occur without any problems. However, on the rare occasion

Created on August 22, 2020

41. Open New Account

Created on August 22, 2020

42. Account Number Retrieval

Created on August 22, 2020

43. Contact Us

    NZ Branches & Depots – We deliver to all of mainland NZ Phone Number for All Branches is 0800 435 427   Auckland 970 Great South Road, Penrose, Auckland   Christchurch 10A Chapmans Road, Hillsborough,

Created on August 22, 2020

44. NZ Emissions Trading Scheme

New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme – ETS The New Zealand Government is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol for greenhouse gases and is managing it’s commitments via the introduction of the New Zealand ETS. “ETS” is the

Created on August 22, 2020

45. Links & Downloads

NZ Links & Downloads Download the FREE Elgas App Now you can order, pay and manage your LPG with our new Elgas EasyApp™. It’s a convenient easy-to-use app and it’s FREE from the Apple or Google Play

Created on August 20, 2020

46. Fly Buys

Get Fly Buys when you purchase Elgas LPG Gas At Elgas, we’re proud to meet all your LPG needs, hassle-free. We’re committed to rewarding loyal customers just like you, so we give you the chance to earn

Created on August 20, 2020

47. Payment Options

Your LPG Gas Payment Options   With Elgas, you can do virtually all of your transactions & enquiries online…   Online LPG Gas Orders & Payments You can log in here for secure site access service that

Created on August 20, 2020

48. NZ LPG Delivery Areas

Elgas NZ LPG Delivery Coverage Areas Elgas can deliver LPG to most of New Zealand. Listed below are some of our major delivery areas. With over 600 localities in NZ, there are just too many to list

Created on August 20, 2020

49. Elgas EasyApp™ Download

Elgas EasyApp for Your iPhone or Android Making LPG Easy for You You can order, pay and manage your LPG with our Elgas EasyApp™. It’s a convenient easy-to-use app and it’s FREE from the Apple or Google

Created on August 20, 2020

50. Quick Smart Gas™ App NZ

Quick Smart Gas™ App for Your iPhone or Android Order Your LPG Quick Smart in Just One Second! Now you can order your LPG with just one click. It’s a convenient easy-to-use app and it’s FREE from

Created on August 20, 2020

51. latest-promotions

Latest NZ LPG & Gas Appliance Promotions Please click on promotion for more details:

Created on August 20, 2020

52. Resources

At Elgas, we want you to have the answers to your questions Across this web site and in the Resource section pages, you should be able to find the answers to most of your LPG questions. Please

Created on August 20, 2020

53. Important LPG Safety Warning Regarding Using 9kg in Lieu of 45kg Gas Bottles

Important LPG Safety Warning Regarding Using 9kg in Lieu of 45kg Gas Bottles   We do not recommend connecting a 9kg gas bottlein place of a 45kg gas bottle, due to a number of safely issues that

Created on August 20, 2020

54. New Starters

Elgas New Zealand New Employee Starter Pack Congratulations and welcome to Elgas! We are looking forward to you joining the team and wish you every success in your new career with us. This site contains important forms

Created on August 20, 2020

55. LPG is Exceptional Energy

LPG is an Exceptional Energy Source With global availability, environmental benefits, its natural by-product origin, transportation flexibility and diverse application, LPG plays a pivotal role in the transition towards a more secure, sustainable and competitive energy model.

Created on August 20, 2020

56. LPG Gas Safety

LPG Safety – Gas Cylinders & Gas Appliances ALWAYS: Ensure work on fixed LPG installations whether new or being modified is carried out by a licensed or authorised gasfitter Keep LPG appliances and fittings in first class

Created on August 20, 2020

57. LPG Gas Supply & Fast Facts

LPG Gas Fast Facts: ♦ Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG or LP Gas) is the generic term for mixtures of the gases propane and butane. ♦ Colourless, heavier than air and odourless until odorant is added for safety

Created on August 20, 2020

58. LP Gas Surety of Supply

LP Gas Surety of Supply… The Elgas NZ Difference As an LP gas consumer, you know the importance of never running out of LP gas. It is this reliability of supply that separates Elgas from other NZ

Created on August 20, 2020

59. About Elgas NZ

Elgas NZ LPG Gas Fast Facts Elgas is the largest marketer of LPG in the Trans-Tasman region. Elgas provides LPG for NZ home, business and BBQ customers. • We’re local, with locations around the country to ensure

Created on August 20, 2020

60. Elgas LPG Gas Cylinders

LPG Cylinders for NZ Home & Business Elgas is a leading NZ LPG gas cylinder supplier. We deliver LPG gas cylinders New Zealand wide so, no matter where you live or work, Elgas is the smart choice

Created on August 20, 2020

61. FAQ | Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ • Frequently Asked Questions for LPG Gas Jump to: New to LPG Gas Questions Gas Bottle & Regulator Questions Ordering My LPG Gas Questions Managing My LPG Supply Questions Safety Questions Price Questions Payment Options LPG

Created on August 20, 2020

62. About Elgas

LPG Suppliers for NZ Home & Business These Express Menus contain our most popular pages. Just click on the titles: Express Menu for New Customers: ♦ Open New Account Online New customers can sign up online. It’s

Created on August 20, 2020

63. BBQ Safety Tips

LPG Gas & NZ BBQ Gas Bottle Safety Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) is stored in your gas bottle as a liquid. When the cylinder valve is opened some of the liquid boils off as a vapour. A

Created on August 20, 2020

64. Where to SWAP’n’GO

Where to Swap BBQ Gas Bottles • SWAP’n’GO SWAP’n’GO is Close & Convenient There are hundreds of SWAP’n’GO® retailers around NZ so you never have to go very far to get a fresh full bottle. or Just

Created on August 20, 2020

65. SWAP’n’GO Near Me™ Locator App

SWAP’n’GO Near Me Locator App – FREE Find your nearest SWAP’n’GO dealer without even having to click. SWAP’n’GO Near Me™ is the perfect way to find your closest SWAP’n’GO® dealer. This is a free ‘no click app’

Created on August 20, 2020

66. How to SWAP’n’GO?

Swap Any Brand BBQ Gas Bottle at SWAP’n’GO Fast • Safe • Easy How does SWAP’n’GO gas bottle swap work? 1. Take your empty 9kg gas bottle to the cashier for checking and payment. 2. The cashier

Created on August 19, 2020

67. Why SWAP’n’GO?

SWAP’n’GO • Safe BBQ Gas Bottle Swap Refills When you swap your gas bottle you don’t have to worry about: When it was last checked to ensure it is safe and if it is still in date.

Created on August 19, 2020

68. BBQ Gas Bottle Sizes

BBQ Gas Bottle Swap Sizes & Dimensions • 9kg The most common size of gas bottle for NZ BBQ and camping is 9kg As there are many manufacturers of gas bottles and gas cylinders, dimensions may vary

Created on August 19, 2020

69. SWAP’n’GO – FAQs

Please see our BBQ LPG Gas Bottle Sizes page for size information on 9kg bottles. FAQ • Frequently Asked Questions • BBQ Gas Bottle Swap The following are many of the frequently asked questions about SWAP’n’GO® BBQ

Created on August 19, 2020

70. SWAP’n’GO

  Please click here for 45kg home gas bottle supply information SWAP’n’GO BBQ Gas Bottle Swap • 9kg SWAP’n’GO is Fast, Safe and Easy Swap any 9kg gas bottle at your local NZ SWAP’n’GO® outlet* • No

Created on August 19, 2020

71. Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers Bottled Gas 2018

Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers Bottled Gas 2018 Most Satisfied Customers | Elgas Elgas has topped Canstar Blue’s first ever customer satisfaction ratings for LPG suppliers. Elgas leads the way from Genesis and Contact Energy. Elgas leads

Created on August 18, 2020

72. Cooking with LPG Gas

You get the best possible cooking results with gas cooktops & gas cookers LPG Gas Cooking for Your Home When it comes to cooking, there’s simply no substitute for gas Leading chefs agree that the instantly controllable

Created on August 18, 2020

73. How to Add a Home Gas Fireplace

How to Install a Home Gas Fireplace Whether you call them gas log fires or gas fireplaces, they are a great enhancement to any home and installing one is easier than you think. Gas fireplaces are that

Created on August 18, 2020

74. Gas Fireplaces & Gas Log Fires

Looking good and keeping warm… Rinnai Gas Fireplaces – Stylish Heat Rinnai is synonymous with innovative design and great quality. Shown below are a few of the Rinnai NZ gas fires for sale, including the best selling

Created on August 18, 2020

75. How To Add a Home LPG Heater

Installing an LPG Heater to Your Home No matter where you live, you can have gas heating with LPG gas. We make adding LPG heating easy! We work with you to get you the LPG heater you

Created on August 18, 2020

76. LPG Gas Heaters

Rinnai Avenger 25 Portable Gas Heater Rinnai Gas Heaters for Your NZ Home There’s no better way to provide real warmth to every corner of your home than with Rinnai gas heaters and Elgas are the gas

Created on August 18, 2020

77. Bosch Gas Hot Water Systems

Bosch Hot Water Heaters for NZ – Highflow & HydroPower You can’t go wrong with a high quality, German engineered Bosch hot water system. With a Bosch hot water system, you’ll never run out of hot water

Created on August 18, 2020

78. Rinnai Infinity Gas Hot Water

Rinnai Infinity Hot Water Systems including the best selling Rinnai Infinity 26 Rinnai Infinity Continuous Flow Gas Hot Water Systems Appropriately named, the Rinnai Infinity never runs out of hot water! The Rinnai Infinity heats water as

Created on August 18, 2020

79. How to switch to lpg gas hot water

Please see our Online Appliance Catalogue for our full range and great prices How to Switch to LPG Hot Water for Your Home No matter where you live, you can have a gas hot water system with

Created on August 18, 2020

80. Gas Hot Water Systems

Helping to keep you in hot water… Gas Hot Water Heater Systems Whether it’s the best selling Rinnai Infinity 26 gas water heater or the quality Bosch Hot Water range of gas water heaters, Elgas has the

Created on August 18, 2020

81. Choosing an LPG Appliance

You can relax and select your gas appliances with confidence… Your NZ Gas Appliance Specialists Why is Elgas a leading New Zealand supplier of LPG gas appliances? It’s because we specialise in LPG gas appliances, combining our

Created on August 18, 2020

82. Text-SMS Orders & Gas Alerts

New Customers get $100 worth of LPG gas account credits! Text – SMS Orders & Gas Check Alerts for NZ Only From Elgas! Now you can order your gas bottle with a simple Text (SMS) message Here’s

Created on August 18, 2020

83. Underground LPG Storage

EasyGas DownUnder Underground LPG Gas Storage Exclusive to ELGAS, EasyGas DownUnder™ has all of these great advantages: ♦ Your LPG gas cylinder is stored safely underground and out of sight ♦ EFFORTLESS LPG™ with Automatic LPG Gas

Created on August 18, 2020

84. Gas Bottle & Cylinder Sizes

LPG Gas Bottle Sizes Local, Safe & Reliable LPG Gas Bottle Supply Options for Your Home Also see BBQ Gas Bottle Sizes   LPG Gas Bottle Size Chart – Dimensions, Weights & Capacities Gas Bottle Sizes for

Created on August 18, 2020

85. Your LPG Gas Supply Options

Reliable LPG Gas Delivery Options Local, Safe & Dependable   Adding LPG to your all-electric NZ home? Please read How To Add LPG Gas to Your Home Please see important information for New Users of Home LPG

Created on August 18, 2020

86. LPG Gas Welcome Package

Switching to Elgas LPG is Fast & Easy   No Contracts, No Hassles, No Worries, Competitive Prices… We take care of everything, including the return of any bottles you may currently have. There Are Three Simple Steps:

Created on August 18, 2020

87. How To Add LPG Gas to Your Home

How To Add LPG Gas & Appliances to Your Home Adding LPG to your NZ home is easier than you think! We work with you to get you the appliances you want, an experienced tradesman to do

Created on August 16, 2020

88. For Home

Local, Safe & Reliable… LPG Gas Bottle Supply for Your Home Click Here for BBQ Gas Refills   ♦ New customers get $100 of LPG Credits with our NZ Welcome Package! ♦ No checking or ordering gas

Created on August 16, 2020

89. Home

Created on August 13, 2020

90. LPG Cylinder Pressure – Gas Measurement Unit – Gas Unit (Weight – Volume) Propane

Gas Measurement Unit – Gas Unit – LPG Measurement Unit – How is LPG Gas Measured?

The gas measurement for methane (natural gas) is measured by volume in cubic feet or cubic metres. One cubic metre of natural gas is the volume of gas enclosed in a cubic metre at standard temperature and pressure. The gas measurement of gas reserves is measured in thousands or millions of cubic metres.

Created on October 28, 2019

91. What is an LPG Powered Zamboni 525

What is an LPG Powered Zamboni 525?

It’s not an exotic Italian sports car but it does have wheels and tyres.  

The maximum speed of the Zamboni 525 is about 15km per hour but their machines have been involved in televised races, with thousands of fans going wild. 

Like a F1 race car, it has only one seat and four tyres. 

Created on October 28, 2019

92. Charcoal vs Gas BBQ Grill – Propane BBQ vs Charcoal Grill (eco-friendly?)

Charcoal vs Gas BBQ Grill – Propane BBQ vs Charcoal Grill

Considering a charcoal vs propane gas BBQ grill, there are both the cooking aspects and the environmental effects. There is also a charcoal vs propane health question.

Most people would think that a renewable fuel, like wood, is more eco-friendly than a fossil fuel. 

However, when it comes to a propane vs charcoal grill, the climate friendly choice is not what you may think. 

Created on September 23, 2019

93. LPG Gas Pipe: Safety Alert

LPG Gas Pipe Safety Alert – Open-Ended Gas Pipes

It is both dangerous and illegal to leave a gas pipe open and un-capped or incorrectly capped.

This applies to all gas installations, including houses, caravans, boats, commercial buildings, warehouses and factories.

All gas pipes must be either connected to an appliance or securely capped.

This prevents any accidental or malicious gas leaks.

Created on September 23, 2019

94. LPG-Propane Supply Chain

LPG (Propane) Gas Supply Chain

There are a number of steps to the LPG – Propane – supply chain.

But first, a summary of the supply chain, what is LPG and what is it used for?

Created on September 18, 2019

95. Alfresco BBQ – Compare Two Very Different Ways to BBQ

Cave Dwellers BBQ versus Urban Alfresco Dining

There are BBQs and then there are Barbecues. 
Created on September 16, 2019

96. How to Host a Better BBQ

How to Host a Better BBQ

Keep It Clean

Created on September 16, 2019

97. How BBQ Gas Bottles – Propane Tanks – Are Made – Gas Cylinder Material

How BBQ Gas Bottles – Propane Tanks – Are Made

The manufacturing of BBQ gas bottles – propane tanks – requires excellent quality control to assure long life and safe use.

Most users expect a minimum of 20 years of use, so premium materials and quality manufacturing are a must.

But how are they made?

Created on September 16, 2019

98. LPG – Propane – Powered Hot Air Balloons [Up and Away with LPG]

Up, Up and Away with LPG

There are few things more colourful than a hot air balloon race. 

Hot air balloons are also the oldest form of human flight, going back to 1783! 

But exactly how do they work?

Hot Air Rises

The basic principle of hot air balloon flight is based on the fact that hot air rises. 

The air within the “envelope” (fabric air bag) is heated by an LPG burner. 

Created on September 10, 2019

99. Is it Safe to Use a LPG Gas Bottle – Propane Tank Exposed to Fire?

Is it Safe to Use an LPG Cylinder that's Exposed to Fire?

Occasionally people experience a BBQ fire as the result of a faulty cylinder, regulator or hose.

This is one reason why you should always leak test your BBQ connection after replacing gas bottles.

However, fires can happen and the gas bottle may be exposed to the flames.

Created on September 10, 2019

100. Is Propane a Fossil Fuel – Is LPG a Fossil Fuel? Is LPG Renewable?

Is LPG (Propane) a Fossil Fuel?

Is LPG-Propane Renewable Energy Source?

"Yes"… LPG is a low-carbon fossil fuel. And, YES, we now know how to make propane renewable energy.

LPG comes from drilling oil and gas wells.

It is a fossil fuel that does not occur in isolation.

LPG is found naturally in combination with other hydrocarbons, typically crude oil and natural gas.

Created on September 10, 2019

101. Is Propane Toxic? Can LPG-Propane Fumes Kill You? Poisonous? LPG Gas Leak Effects

Is LPG-Propane Toxic? Can Propane Fumes Kill You? LPG Gas Leak Effects

LPG (Propane) is a colourless, odourless, non-toxic gas and is also referred to as natural gas liquids – NGL.

It is flammable, so it needs to be treated with respect.

However, overall LPG has an excellent safety record.

Created on September 09, 2019

102. Can Propane Tanks Explode – Can Gas Cylinders Explode – Is Propane Explosive – BLEVE [Videos]

Can Propane Tanks Explode – Can Gas Cylinders Explode – Propane Tank Explosion – Is Propane Explosive

Can propane tanks explode (can gas cylinders explode)? Propane is explosive and propane can explode but a propane-LPG tank explosion is actually very rare. Propane tanks (gas cylinders) can explode but not easily or often. It is actually really hard to have a propane tank explode.

Propane explosions are almost always caused by a leaking gas accumulating in an enclosed space, combined with an ignition source, often not even close to the cylinder, not an LPG tank explosion.

However, if you listen to the news, you would think that propane-LPG tank explosion (gas cylinder explosion) or propane-LPG explosions are happening all the time.

How could they get it so wrong?

Created on September 09, 2019

103. Propane Tank Submarine – Build a Submarine with LPG Tanks [Video]

Building a Submarine with Old LPG Tanks

People do some amazing things.

For example, 3 American farmers, in the state of Kentucky, decided to build their own submarine using recycled LPG storage tanks.

Best of all, it actually worked. Christened the Kraken, after the mythical sea monster, they ‘sailed’ it down to 10 meters underwater and lived to tell about it!

Read all about how they did it and watch the video….

Created on September 09, 2019

104. Instantaneous Hot Water – Instantaneous Gas Hot Water Systems – 7 Reasons to Choose Instant Hot Water System

Instantaneous Hot Water – Instantaneous Gas Hot Water Systems – 7 Reasons to Choose Instant Hot Water System

Instantaneous hot water systems (instant hot water system) is a tankless hot water heater that warms the water as it passes through a serpentine heat exchanger at a flow rate of 10 to 32 litres per minute, whilst providing a virtually endless supply of hot water. A 6 or 7 Star rated instantaneous gas hot water systems saves energy, money and reduces CO2 output.

Created on September 09, 2019

105. Does Brass Spark? Brass LPG Gas Fittings – LPG Clothing

A Marriage Where Sparks Never Fly

Brass + Cotton = LPG Safety

Have you ever wondered why almost all LPG valves and fittings are made from brass?   

Safety is the reason but the “why” requires a bit of explanation…

Created on August 27, 2019

106. Mystery of the Secret Stench

Mystery of the Secret Stench

For most of us, the scent of something rotting is simply repulsive.

But for others, such as carrion-feeding vultures, hyenas and house flies, it’s a scent that means meal time!

One evening, having arrived home from a long and tiring day at the office, I was greeted at my front door by a strong but unfamiliar odour. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it…

Created on August 27, 2019

107. Can LPG Gas Cylinders Explode – LPG Tank Explosion – LPG Explosion – BLEVE

Can Propane-LPG Tanks (Gas Cylinders) Explode – Propane-LPG Tank Explosion – LPG Explosion

Propane-LPG tank explosions (gas cylinder explosions) do not happen with any frequency. An Propane-LPG tank explosion is actually quite rare. Propane tanks-LPG gas cylinders can explode but not easily or often. Even trying to cause a Propane-LPG tank explosion intentionally is very challenging.

Now, you may be thinking that I am only saying this because I work for an LPG company.

How can what I say be true when you see reports of “Propane-LPG tank explosion” in the news with some frequency?

The issue lies with the erroneous reporting of the LPG explosion facts…

Created on August 27, 2019

108. Renewable Energy Sources & Renewable Propane – LPG

LPG – Propane Becomes a Renewable Energy Source

Science has now found a way to make propane renewable. In one ground breaking step, LPG-propane goes from being a traditional fossil fuel to a new form of propane renewable energy.

What do you get when you mix sugar with some very smart bacteria? 

LPG! 

Created on August 26, 2019

109. How Does a Gas Water Heater Work? (How Instant Gas Geyser Works)

How Does a Gas Water Heater Work? (How Instant Gas Geyser Works)

Tankless continuous flow through hot water heater systems are the most popular type of gas hot water heater. 

The reasons are simple — they never run out of hot water and they are energy efficient. 

But how does a flow through hot water heater work (how instant gas geyser works)?

Created on August 26, 2019

110. Can and Does Propane Freeze? Does LPG Gas Freeze

Can and Does Propane Freeze? (Does LPG Gas Freeze) LPG-Propane Freezing Point

Yes, propane (LPG) can freeze… the LPG (propane) freezing point is -188 °C (-306.4°F). Does propane freeze? Why is there propane tank frost?

Given the extremely low freezing temperature, liquid propane never freezes outside of a laboratory situation.

Then how does frost and Ice appear on propane tanks (LPG cylinders), regulators and fittings?

Created on August 26, 2019

111. LPG Pressure: How Much Pressure in LPG Cylinder, Propane Tank Pressure, Bar, PSI, kPa – LPG Pressure Relief Valve

LPG Pressure – How Much Pressure in LPG Cylinder – LPG Pressure Relief Valve – Gas Cylinder Pressure

LPG pressure and how much pressure in LPG cylinder is dependent upon temperature. The higher the temperature, the higher the LPG pressure or LPG gas cylinder pressure. The LPG pressure relief valve is a safety device that prevents excessive pressure in LPG cylinder by releasing some of the gas if the LPG pressure gets too high.

Created on August 26, 2019

112. LPG Transport Propane (LPG ISO Container, Truck, Tanker, Rail, Pipe)

How LPG is Transported

LPG exists as either a gas (vapour) or as a liquid, when it is under a modest amount of pressure in gas bottles, cylinders, tanks and larger LPG storage vessels.

Given that gaseous LPG has a volume 270x that of liquid LPG, it is almost always transported in its more compact liquid state.

Created on August 08, 2019

113. Effortless LPG: LPG as Easy as Natural Gas

Effortless LPG: LPG as Easy as Natural Gas

Wouldn’t it be great if having home LPG was as convenient as having natural gas? 

What if there was Another Way?

We know that the traditional way of managing and supplying home LPG is not very convenient. 
Created on August 06, 2019

114. Switching LPG Gas Suppliers [What to Look For]

Easiest Way to Switch LPG Suppliers | Hassle Free LPG

If you are thinking about switching LPG gas suppliers, wouldn’t you want to know the easiest way to switch? 

What should you look for in a supplier to get hassle free LPG?

The following are some tips on how to choose wisely and make it easy…

Created on August 06, 2019

115. How LPG Works (Gas Bottles – Regulators – Appliances – Vaporizers)

How Does LPG Work?

LPG works as a fuel, providing energy.  It works by generating heat for cooking, heating, hot water and as a fuel for vehicles.

Created on June 19, 2019

116. LPG & Natural Gas Conversion Kit, Chart, Gas Jet Size| BBQ, Stoves, etc.

Converting LPG & Natural Gas Appliances

LPG (propane) and natural gas (methane) appliances are not interchangeable — they must be converted.

As a result of a move, you may have an appliance that you need to convert from natural gas to LPG or from LPG to natural gas.

Can this be done and what is involved? 
Created on June 17, 2019

117. Is Propane Heavier than Air? Lighter? – LPG Heavier than Air? Butane?

Is LPG-Propane Heavier than Air? Lighter than Air?

LPG gas is not lighter than air.

LPG (propane) is heavier than air.

Butane is also heavier than air.

In fact, LPG is over 50% heavier than air at sea level (1 atm).

As a result, LPG gas will settle in low places.

Created on June 17, 2019

118. Blue Flame vs Yellow Flame: Gas Flame Colour Temperature Chart – Propane

Blue Flame vs Yellow Gas Flame

Blue gas stove flames are good. 

Red/Yellow gas flames… not so much…

Blue flame vs yellow flame colour is an issue of safety, proper combustion and saving gas.

Gas flames are normally blue but sometimes they burn red or yellow when there is a problem.

Created on June 11, 2019

119. Wood vs Gas Fireplace: 12 Reasons to Choose a Gas Log Fire – Gas Fire

Wood vs Gas Fireplace: 12 Reasons to Choose a Gas Log Fire

Spectacular looks and a warm cozy home should be reasons enough to own a gas fireplace. 

But for the unconvinced out there, here are a dozen more great reasons that you should get a gas fireplace.

Created on June 11, 2019

120. How to Detect a Gas Leak in Your Home

How to Detect a Gas Leak in Your Home

How to Detect a Gas Leak in Your Home - No open flamesHow to detect a gas leak in your home with simple signs, including the distinctive odour of the gas, a hissing sound of the leaking gas escaping, higher gas bills, dead or dying plants, electronic combustible gas detectors, a white mist, bubbles when you spray with soapy water, appliances with red or yellow flames or feeling unwell. 

Whilst searching you also want to avoid all ignition sources including, but not limited to, flames, electrical switches and telephones.

Created on June 11, 2019

121. Calculate LPG Gas Consumption per Hour by Burner Size: MJ or BTU

Calculate LPG – Propane Consumption per Hour by Burner Size

LPG (propane) consumption is based on the burner size or sizes of the appliance, as some have more than one burner.

All gas appliances are rated by the manufacturers for gas consumption.

They are expressed in either MJ/hr or BTU/hr, depending on which country you live in.

The ratings are typically found in the product specifications.

Created on May 29, 2019

122. 2 Gas Bottles are Better than 1

2 Gas Bottles are Better than 1

Many people wonder why they need two gas bottles for their home LPG instead of just one. 

The simple answer is:

“So you don’t run out of gas”

But even two bottles are no guarantee if you don’t know the “how” and “why”…

Created on May 17, 2019

123. LPG Cabinet Heater Safety in NZ

LPG Cabinet Heater Safety in NZ

Cabinet heaters are a great and handy source of heat.

To enjoy your heater safely, please observe the following advice.

Created on February 28, 2018

124. NZ LPG Gas Bottle Installation Regulations – Location – Clearances

NZ Gas Bottle Installation Regulations – Location

It is important that new LPG installations include the proper placement of the cylinders to meet the applicable New Zealand Standards.

An additional consideration is the method of filling. 

Installing the cylinders so that they are suitable for either tanker filling or cylinder exchange gives you more options and may save you money on the delivery of your LPG, with tanker filling.

Created on March 01, 2017

125. Gas Heat vs Heat Pump Review – Comparing Comfort & Price

Gas Heat vs Heat Pump Review

The most important thing about your choice of heating is the comfortable warmth it delivers.  So, do you choose Reverse Cycle Heating (heat pump) or Gas Heat?

The Comfort Factor

Comfort plays a key role in how satisfied you will be with your new heater.  When you sit near your heater, you want to feel warm, not cold.  Almost everyone agrees that gas heat feels more comfortable but new research now confirms the “Why?”

Created on April 30, 2015

126. Compare LPG Gas Suppliers | Price

Comparing LPG Gas Suppliers

Whether you are new to LPG or just looking to compare alternative suppliers, there are a number of things to consider when you evaluate LPG gas suppliers. 
If you were to ask current LPG users what was important to them from an LPG supplier, I believe the most common answers would be reliable supply, local support and safety.  Let’s take a look at some of the things that go into providing these important supplier qualities:
Created on June 25, 2014

127. 17 Great BBQ Cooking Tips | NZ

Advanced BBQ Cooking Tips

BBQ cooking tips for the NZ grilling veteran or BBQ novice

♦  Food Safety: Keep it clean and keep it cold until you cook it or eat it.  Practice good food safety and preparation

♦  Seasoning the Grill: Pre-heat the clean grill and coat with cooking oil, using a brush or spray.  Close the grill and allow it to sit for about 20 minutes then wipe the grill clean with a fresh damp cloth.  The concept is the same as the seasoning of a cast iron fry pan.

Created on December 28, 2013

128. Tankless, Instant or Continuous Flow Hot Water | NZ

Tankless, Instant or Continuous Flow Hot Water?

No matter what you call them, they are great NZ gas hot water systems.  Actually, all three terms are very descriptive of this increasingly popular style of water heater.
They are “tankless”.  Instead of having a traditional storage tank full of water, which has to be kept at a minimum of 60°C to prevent bacterial growth, tankless water heaters only heat the water when you need it.  A tankless water heater detects when you turn on the hot water tap and heats the water as it passes through the unit.  When you turn off the tap, the tankless water heater also turns off.  This helps save energy and money.
Created on December 28, 2013

129. How to Prevent BBQ Gas Fires | NZ

How to Prevent BBQ Gas Fires

There has been a bit of news regarding BBQ gas fires.  So, it’s worth taking the time to review BBQ safety.

The NZ media is fond of reporting “exploding gas cylinders”.  The reality is that gas cylinders rarely explode.  In fact, it would be quite difficult to make one explode.

Why is this?  Well, gas cylinder valves are equipped with pressure relief valves.  If the cylinder is exposed to excessive heat, the pressure relief valve allows the gas to vent and keep the pressure within safe limits.  The worst thing that can happen is the venting gas ignites and you have a plume of flame.  This will self-extinguish when the cylinder runs out of gas.  This is why you always want to use your BBQ outdoors and away from your home or other flammable materials.
Created on December 28, 2013

130. 25 LPG Gas Heater Safety Tips | NZ

25 LPG Gas Heater Safety Tips

LPG gas heaters are a great way to heat your NZ home. Enjoy the safe use of your gas heater by following these simple gas heater safety tips:
1)      Always read you gas heater owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s directions for proper set-up and safe operation.
2)      Fixed gas heaters and bayonets must be installed by licensed gas fitters in accordance with the local gas and electrical authority regulations.  Gas heaters should not be built in unless designed for that purpose.
Created on December 28, 2013

131. Comparison between LPG & Natural Gas | Propane | Butane | Methane | NZ

Difference Between LPG & Natural Gas

In New Zealand, we mainly rely on two types of gas for our energy needs.  LPG and Natural Gas are widely available and used for thousands of applications in homes and business.  However, there are variations of these gases based on composition and method of delivery.
There are also two main differences in the way that LPG (Propane-Butane mix) and natural gas (Methane) are burnt.  The first difference is in the energy content. LPG has a higher calorific value, or energy content, so less gas is required to produce the same amount of heat.
Created on December 28, 2013

132. What is the Difference Between Propane vs LPG | NZ

Difference Between Propane vs LPG

Many of the gas appliances sold in New Zealand are manufactured overseas.  So, you get it home, open the box and start to read the owner’s manual and there it is!  It says that the appliance is made for use with Propane.  But where do you buy Propane?
The bad news is that this causes a lot of confusion and concern.  The good news is that a propane equivalent is readily available in New Zealand, we just call it LPG.  
Created on December 28, 2013

133. How Long Will a BBQ Gas Bottle Last | NZ

How Long Will a BBQ Gas Bottle Last?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions by NZ consumers.  The answer depends on the gas consumption rating of the BBQ or patio heater being used. 

Basic Background Information

Appliance gas consumption is expressed in Megajoules or MJ of energy.  The total MJ consumption is a function of the burner size and the number of burners.  For example, a traditional sized gas BBQ would have 4 or 6 burners and these usually range from 12MJ to 19MJ each. 15MJ to 17MJ burners are the most typical.
Created on December 28, 2013

134. How Long Do 45kg Gas Bottles Last | NZ

How Long Do 45kg Gas Bottles Last?

“How long will my gas bottles last?” is one of the most common questions we hear from NZ home LPG users. 
 
There is no single answer to this question and a bit of explanation is required to get to the answer for your specific situation.
 
To get started, here are some numbers you will need to know for your reference:
Created on December 28, 2013

135. How Many & What Size Gas Bottles Do I Need? | NZ

What Size and How Many Gas Bottles?

“What size and how many gas bottles do I need?” is one of the most common questions we hear from NZ homeowners. 

But before we get into discussions about size, we need to discuss delivery. There are two types of delivery for home gas bottles in NZ: gas bottle exchange and tanker refill.

With gas bottle exchange, your empty gas bottles are exchanged for full ones by the delivery driver. With tanker delivery, the gas bottles stay in place and an LPG tanker comes to your home to refill your gas bottles in place.

Created on April 20, 2013

136. 8 Tips for Never Running Out of Home LPG | NZ

8 Tips for Never Running Out of Home LPG

We know that there is nothing more inconvenient than being out of home LPG gas. Here are a few handy tips, if you are a gas bottle exchange customer, to help you avoid running out:

  • Always order gas as soon as the first bottle runs out.  Don't wait until the gas bottles are both empty or near empty.  Follow this advice and you are virtually assured to never run out of gas.

  • Remember to order sooner, rather than later, during the busy winter season.

    Created on April 20, 2013

137. NZ LPG Conversion Values: KG, Litres, MJ & kWh

LPG Conversions:  KG, Litres, MJ, kWh, BTU & M³

We are frequently asked about the various LPG conversion values for NZ LPG.  People ask the questions in many ways and the simplest way to answer most of them is with a NZ LPG Conversion Table.  The table shown covers most of the common units of measure and gas bottle-cylinder sizes for New Zealand.  Please note that the data shown is for a NZ 60:40 Propane/Butane mix. 

For 100% Propane LPG, please see LPG – Propane Conversion Table on our Australian web site.

Created on April 20, 2013

138. Home LPG | Gas Regulators | Gas Fittings | NZ

NZ Home LPG Gas Regulators & Fittings

LPG is stored under pressure as a liquid in a gas bottle. It turns back into a gas when you release some of the pressure in the gas bottle by turning on your appliance.   

The pressure within a gas bottle can be 800-900kPa. This varies based on the ambient temperature, exposure to the radiant heat of the sun and the amount of gas remaining in the gas bottle. However, the required appliance inlet pressure for New Zealand LPG gas appliances is typically only 2.75kPa. So, a regulator is required to reduce the pressure and ensure a consistent 2.75kPa is safely delivered from the gas bottle to your appliances.

Created on April 13, 2013

139. How Much Gas is Left in the Gas Bottle | NZ

How Much Gas is Left in the Gas Bottle?

Checking the level of remaining gas, in a gas bottle, is an easy process

To make sense, it helps to first explain how LPG works.  LPG is stored under pressure, as a liquid, in a gas bottle.  It turns back into a gas by 'boiling' into gas vapour.   This happens at a very low below zero temperature.  To boil, the liquid LPG draws heat from the steel walls of the gas bottle.  This, in turn, makes the gas bottle feel colder than the ambient temperature.   The gas bottle gets even colder when you are actually using the gas.  Under the right conditions, when you are using gas very rapidly, ice can even form on the gas bottle!

Created on April 13, 2013

140. Why Does Ice Form on Gas Bottles and Regulators?

Why Does Ice Form on Gas Bottles and Regulators?

Under the right circumstances, condensation or ice can form on gas bottles and/or gas regulators.  But why does this happen?

Initially, condensation forms when the temperature of the gas bottle or regulator drops below the dew point.  This is exactly the same as the condensation you get on a humid day with a glass of ice water.  As the temperature continues to drop, the condensation may turn to ice. But why do the gas bottle and regulator get cold in the first place?

Created on April 13, 2013

141. 25 LPG Gas Heater Safety Tips | NZ

25 LPG Gas Heater Safety Tips

LPG gas heaters are a great way to heat your home. Enjoy the safe use of your gas heater by following these simple gas heater safety tips:

1)      Always read you gas heater owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s directions for proper set-up and safe operation.

2)      Fixed gas heaters and bayonets must be installed by licensed gas fitters in accordance with the local gas and electrical authority regulations.  Gas heaters should not be built in unless designed for that purpose.

Created on April 13, 2013

142. 10 Reasons Why SWAP’n’GO is Better than Refilling | NZ

10 Reasons Why SWAP’n’GO is Better than Refilling

Why should you use SWAP’n’GO instead of refilling? 
The simple answer is that you are getting much more than just the gas…
 

Here are some examples of the extra services we provide to our swap customers:

  1. We collect the gas bottles from your local dealer and transport them back to our processing plant. The gas bottles are then washed to remove any dirt or BBQ grease.

    Created on April 12, 2013

143. Gas Bottle-Cylinder Testing Facts | NZ

Gas Bottle-Cylinder Testing Facts

In New Zealand, BBQ gas bottles must be tested every ten years. It is illegal to fill a gas bottle that is past its expiry date but you are allowed to use it, past the expiry date, if it still contains gas.

The original test date is stamped into the neck ring of the BBQ gas bottle by the gas bottle manufacturer.  When that test date expires the gas bottle must be re-inspected by a New Zealand certified test station and the neck ring re-stamped and dated.  The following is a brief summary of the re-inspection process:

Created on April 12, 2013

144. Welcome to the Elgas NZ LPG Gas Blog

Welcome to the NZ Elgas LPG Gas Blog

A blog at Elgas?  Who'd have thought?!

So, why did we decide to start blogging? Well, we noticed that there is a distinct lack of information being shared on the web when it comes to LPG gas and its related topics. Our intention is to help inform and educate both our customers and the general public.

Created on March 19, 2013