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liquefied petroleum gas

1. n. [Production Testing]

Gas mainly composed of propane and butane, which has been liquefied at low temperatures and moderate pressures. The gas is obtainable from refinery gases or after the cracking process of crude oil. Liquefied petroleum gas is also called bottle gas. At atmospheric pressure, it is easily converted into gas and can be used industrially or domestically. The term is commonly abbreviated as LPG.

Alternate Form: LPG

See: crude oil