The COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened the role of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as an essential energy source across the world, according to James Rockall, the CEO and managing director of the World LPG Association (WLPGA) on Monday.
During the first online e-LPG Week program due to COVID-19 restrictions, Rockall divulged that the last six months has been trying for the LPG industry across the world.
"The pandemic has really made LPG stand out as an essential energy and it has been recognized as such by governments across the world," he said.
The industry has successfully managed to safely and reliably supply LPG when in some cases there was a surge in demand despite the difficulties with lockdowns and restrictions.
"This is going to stick with us in the future. Our reputation has been enhanced and I'm sure that we're going to benefit from this as time goes on," he said.
He also hailed bio-LPG and renewable LPG as viable options for a future carbon-neutral world for use as fuel in heating appliances, cooking equipment, and vehicles.
By Murat Temizer