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Friday, June 25, 2010

skywatch Friday: LPG




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I was curious with this big tanker that pulled up at the gas station. It was delivering LPG. Liquefied petroleum gas (also called LPG, GPL, LP Gas, or autogas) is a flammable mixture of hydrocarbon gases used as a fuel in heating appliances and vehicles, and increasingly replacing chlorofluorocarbons as an aerosol propellant and a refrigerant to reduce damage to the ozone layer.

In my late teens, my mum in Borneo used LPG for her cooking. The gas came in canisters. Here in Auckland, I see customers take their empty canisters to fill them with LPG in the gas station.

This is a real story which my friend told me. In Miri town, there is a lot of natural gas. The Shell company has pipes to households. This gas is much cheaper than the gas pumped in the canisters.

A man living just at the fringe of gas pipes complained that he had to pay so much for the gas canister, while his next door neighbour gets his piped-in gas for a fraction of his gas. The gas delivery man told of how the gas company had to pay for extra pipes to be laid, people to fill up the canister, to load on to the truck and then pay the delivery man. The man said, save your cock and bull story, what if I just puncture a hole, and weld my pipe to the mains.

The sky was overcast that day I took the photo.

13 comments:

ilovepink1078 said...

I like caption of this tanker. Very bold and attractive. Really capture the attention of people.
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孫陽泉 said...

與人相處不妨多用眼睛說話,多用嘴巴思考,....................................................................

Ah Ngao said...

in Miri new residential/housing areas are mostly piped-in cooking gas.sometimes when i come to think of it,it can be very dangerous if the users are not careful.and also the case of a leaking pipe.

Indrani said...

Interesting incident related, very scary but then desperation can lead a man to do anything.
Great shot for SWF.

Titania said...

Hi Ann, I was impressed with the bubbling mud and lakes in Rotorua. I would quickly pipe the hot water into my shower! Great story. My favourite is wind power; I use it to dry my washing!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice sky. Interesting story about the canisters.

Pam said...

That's quite a story, Ann. nice sky shot.

jabblog said...

Interesting sky:-) Interesting story, too - he could have ended his money troubles for ever, and everyone else's, as well!

Carver said...

I like the way the sky and tanker look like they go together. Good story.

eileeninmd said...

Great post and story. Neat capture for skywatch.

EG Wow said...

Oh oh! I hope he never, never does that. What an explosion!

Andrée said...

I like that story. I've heard a variation of it about fuel oil being delivered while the pipeline goes thru the backyard!

Rajesh said...

Interesting experience and great capture.