Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a balanced mixture of volatile hydrocarbons, mainly propane and butane.

At Petroperú S.A. we produce and market LPG in accordance with the quality specifications that follow the Peruvian Technical Standard NTP 321.007 and the international quality standard ASTM D 1835 of the American Society for Testing and Materials.

Technical characteristics

  • Stored and transported in tanks that keep it under pressure.
  • Remains in its gaseous state at a normal temperature.
  • Doesn’t have any color: transparent in its liquid state.
  • Doesn’t have any odor. In order to detect itin case of a leak, Ethyl Mercaptan is added, a substance with a penetrating smell.
  • Is very flammable. When it escapes, it vaporizes and, in front of a small flame or spark, ignites violently.
  • Presents a clean and efficient combustion, without the formation of smokes, soot or ashes, so it generates reduced toxic emissions to the environment.
  • Has a high calorific power by unit of both, weight and volume.
  • Has minimum sulfur content.
  • Allows for maximum economy by saving in fuel and maintenance.
  • It high octane (Research Octane Number), above 100, prevents the annoying “pistoning” of the engine.
  • Makes it possible for the lubricating oil to last longer.
  • Prolongs the life of the engine. 


  • Domestic: Kitchens, water heaters, heating.
  • Industrial: Ovens, boilers, electric generation.
  • Automotive: Automobiles, tractors, buses and trucks. Medium and long distance transportation vehicles, urban transport, gasoline converted to PLG and gasoline-LPG dual system.