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Friday, 22 November 2013 00:00

butane tank.jpg - 103.28 KbThe Belize bureau of Standards issued a press release stating that effective November 16th there are two types of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) available in the country and as such there are two prices for these. The LPG being imported by Belize Gas and Western Gas Company Limited from Pemex has a consistency of 60:40 Propate: Butane ratio while LPG imported by Belize Western Energy Limited, Southern Choice Butane or Zeta Gas and Gas Tomza Limited which purchase from Central America has a 90:10 Propane to Butane ratio.

The difference between the two products is that the LPG with a higher butane content is more efficient and is more expensive. The Mexican product will retail anywhere from $121.00 to $126.00 per hundred pound cylinder depending on where in the country it is purchased while the product with the lower butane content will sell for $5.00 cheaper.

The Bureau of Standards encourages consumers to look out for labeling and markings of LPG mixtures from the suppliers to ensure they are getting what they are paying for. The Bureau of Standards requires such markings to be placed at the LPG retail outlets and mobile units.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 15:30