Uses and Benefits

Uses and benefits of LPG

In its various forms of distribution, LPG can be applied in numerous areas, from domestic use to that for industries and small businesses, including the agricultural and automotive sector.

Tax reliefs are also provided for particular production activities and user categories:

10% VAT reduction

  • Domestic use (multi-user or distributed): relief applicable only in cases where LPG is used exclusively for kitchen use and/or the production of domestic hot water (no heating).
  • Cylinders for agricultural use.
  • Farms or production activities.

Subsidised excise duty

Italian Law no. 448/98 provides a tax relief for the purchase of LPG for some geographic areas not supplied with methane. Contact us to find out if you can also benefit from the relief.






LPG is used daily for heating the home, to produce domestic hot water and for the kitchen through a wide range of equipment such as boilers, heat pumps, convectors, fan convectors and more.

Some less known uses of LPG are newer ones for cooling rooms and supplying heaters for swimming pools, barbecues, patio heaters and mosquito traps. LPG also supplies energy to main appliances such as refrigerators and washers/dryers, as well as high-pressure cleaners and power generators.



Cheaper and cleaner than coal, diesel and fuel oil, constantly available, easily transportable, with lower management and maintenance costs and a higher calorific value than methane. LPG offers advantages that other fuels cannot match, also in the industrial sector. Furthermore, it is available everywhere and easily stored and transportable.



Ease of installation and immediate use at competitive costs, with the availability of multi-purpose energy 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (for heating, for the production of domestic hot water and for cooking food), make ButanGas LPG particularly advantageous for all small and medium-sized enterprises, from hotels to restaurants, as well as offices, shopping centres, sports facilities and tertiary activities in general.



Unlike other fuels, LPG is able to reach large areas without difficulty, guaranteeing the substantial energy needs of the agricultural and livestock sector. One recent application is using fire to clean ground, with open flames fuelled by LPG.



Cogeneration is the combined production of electricity and heat from a single energy source; trigeneration also produces cooling.

The adoption of LPG to power these appliances has promoted their diffusion and use in non-methane-fuelled areas as well.



The use of LPG to power vehicles, thanks to its economic features and low environmental impact, is constantly growing. In particular, car manufacturers in the private transport sector sensed the ability to reduce emissions not only of CO2 but above all of unburnt hydrocarbons and fine dust (PM10, PM2.5) from LPG engines, enriching their offer with modern and efficient models which use this fuel.