Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Asian LP Gas Summit Will Debunk the Myths that Exists Only in the Philippines

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Last year, the event was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and this year, the event will be hosted in the Philippines at the Manila Hotel on March 10 to 12, 2014.

Over 500 industry experts and participants will be gathering in the Philippines for the Asian LP Gas Summit 2014, a conference and exhibition that will highlight key safety and sustainability issues when it comes to the utilization and usage of LPG in emerging countries like the Philippines. The conference will note only address the issue of autogas and health, but also safety in usage, household use and showcase new technologies available.

The Asian LP Gas Summit annual conference and exhibition is organized as the only technical focused conference and exhibition for the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) industry in Asia.

The Summit is organized by the LPG Summit (part of All Events Group) and co-organized by the Partnership for Clean Air (PCA), and supported by the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Industry Association (LPGIA) and the World LP Gas Association (WLPGA).

The event is supported by the Clean Air Asia, Viet Nam Gas Association, Kommuntasi Migas, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, and the Australian New Zealand Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines. 

Wazzup Pilipinas is proud to be an online media partner of this event.

Debunking the Myth Found Only in the Philippines

Borrowing the popular moniker “Only in the Philippines”, it seems that the use of LPG as an alternative fuel has developed several unique “health problems” in the Philippines that is stifling the industry. LPG-fuelled (Autogas) Vehicle Users have reportedly suffered adverse side-effects when using their autogas vehicles… but this seems to be a problem, only in the Philippines.

According to the latest figures since 2012, there are over 23.2 million vehicles worldwide running on autogas. 23.2 million users have been using their vehicles, day-in day-out with no reports of adverse effects on health to the drivers. In the Philippines, claims ranging from nausea, headaches, to even death has been blamed on LPG conversions, mostly propagated by enthusiastic taxi drivers willing to tell you a friend that they know has perished after converting their taxi to run on LPG.

Whereas there is no proof to support that LPG has caused adverse health effects, diesel, the alternative to LPG that most drivers in the Philippines are using, is most definitely death-causing. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic or cancer-causing to humans in 2012.

Premature deaths caused by air pollution topped 2 million people every year (Source: Journal Environmental Research Letters), with East Asia accounting for more than half of that. More needs to be done to provide a cleaner fuel for transportation that doesn’t result in more than 1 million people dying every year.

Autogas is widely used worldwide as a “green” fuel, as it decreases exhaust emissions and harmful cancer-causing particulates. Compared to diesel, autogas emits 25% less carbon and 90% less particulates. Especially in traffic-jam prone cities like Manila, where a high concentration of people are exposed to diesel emissions on a daily basis, reducing particulate emissions by 90% can have a drastic impact on the quality of life for everyone. 

Why are we not switching to autogas?

You'll get to know the answer by attending this very informative event, so see you soon on March 10 to 12 at Manila Hotel.

For more information, please check the official web site of the Asian LP Gas Summit:

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