Bottled gas, LPG, or propane

  Any fuel gas supplied to a building in liquid form, such as liquefied petroleum gas, propane, or butane. It is usually delivered by tank truck and stored near the building in a tank or cylinder until used.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

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