Liquefied Petroleum Gas

China Gas, Sinopec near venture deals

China Gas will inject its LPG distribution assets into the proposed joint venture.

The two firms were in advanced talks on setting up a venture to distribute liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) produced by Sinopec's oil refineries and sell compressed natural gas (CNG) at its petrol stations, China Gas chief financial officer Eric Leung Wing-cheong said.

Thursday, 21 February, 2013, 6:07am

Liu's return sees China Gas soar

Liu Minghui

Liu Minghui has not disappointed the market since he was reinstated as managing director of China Gas in August.

But after soaring 35 per cent in the past month, the company's shares had become unattractive, analysts said.

19 Dec 2012 - 2:37am

Assurance over supply to households

The government says Chevron, a liquefied petroleum gas supplier that will end service to households in August, will ensure a smooth transition to another company to maintain supply. More than 32,000 households, including 5,500 in Park Island at Ma Wan and 5,000 from Fairview Park in Yuen Long, will be affected by Chevron's decision to drop out of the market.

29 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Remote device may detect polluting cars

The government plans to launch a public consultation this month on detecting vehicle pollution using a remote sensing device, the environment chief has said.

The device, which emits an infrared beam to measure pollutant levels, is a mobile unit and can be deployed like a speed-detection camera. Vehicles found exceeding emission standards may have to be inspected.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Taxis may clog Central over delay in fuel charge

Taxi drivers have threatened protests that could clog the traffic in Central during rush hour if the government fails to approve their application for a HK$1 fuel charge per trip by the end of this month.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Firemen injured fighting blaze

Two fireman suffered slight burns to their faces in a fire that triggered gas explosions at a 25-year-old Kwun Yam temple in Wong Tai Sin yesterday. A government spokesman said visitors to the temple at Jat's Incline accidentally started a fire when burning offerings at about 12.40pm. The fire, which took an hour to put out, triggered explosions of liquefied petroleum gas.

31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

LPG taxis are cleaner, insists government

LPG-powered taxis are more environmentally friendly than diesel ones provided they are maintained regularly, the government said yesterday.

The comments came after a study found taxis running on the gas could be four times as polluting as those running on diesel. The government admitted not all taxis were well maintained.

6 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

LPG prices set to rise

Updated at 6.35pm: The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department on Friday said that the fuel price ceiling at dedicated liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) filling stations would rise an average 14 cents per litre next month.

A department spokesman said LPG at 12 dedicated filling stations would cost between $2.89 and $3.26 per litre.

28 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Taxi and minibus drivers protest LPG price rise

Updated at 5.43pm: As many as 200 taxi and minibus drivers staged a slow-drive in Central on Monday, protesting a rise in liquefied petroleum gas prices which will take effect later this week.

27 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Cheap-fuel stations can't keep up

Companies to allot more nozzles to cut-price LPG

Fuel companies have promised to make more nozzles available for cheap liquefied petroleum gas after a new pricing mechanism comes into force on Wednesday.

25 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Let private vehicles use LPG, motorists urge

The government says HK is not set up for wider distribution, insisting unleaded petrol is just as clean

Private vehicles should be allowed to change to LPG, according to motorists and environmentalists who say the government needs to adopt a more open-minded approach to cleaning up vehicle pollution.

17 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Authorities accused of shelving clean-fuel policy for light trucks

Legislators have accused the government of abandoning its policy of promoting cleaner fuel for vehicles after a consultancy firm suggested that light trucks should not be required to switch to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

7 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Prices rise for LPG products

Prices for Esso and Mobil liquefied petroleum gas products will be adjusted from midnight today. The price for liquefied petroleum will be raised from $8.53 per kg to $9.27. The price of liquefied petroleum gas - now $21.80 per cubic metre - will be increased to $23.60. The company blamed the continued rise in import prices.

3 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Lawmakers back $261m LPG incentive scheme

Legislators have endorsed a $261 million incentive scheme designed to encourage minibus operators to replace their vehicles with ones run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or electricity.

Under a move aimed at improving air quality in Hong Kong, the government has agreed to provide a one-off grant of $60,000 to $80,000 to operators for each diesel-run bus they replace.

16 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Minibus operators back LPG switch

A survey of 300 minibus operators has found 69.3 per cent support switching to liquefied petroleum gas, although 80 per cent believed the move would cost them between $50 and $300 a day.

10 Sep 2001 - 12:00am