Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) price in the Netherlands 2009-2019

LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas), often referred to as Autogas, can be used as fuel for motor vehicles as well. It generally has a lower energy density in comparison to petrol or fuel oil. Concerning the price of LPG fuel in the Netherlands, it increased between 2009 and 2014, before decreasing again to 57 cents in 2017. However, as of 2019 the price increased again to approximately 62.6 cents. Compared to the price of unleaded 95 octane fuel, LPG is significantly cheaper. As of 2019, the price of unleaded 95 (petrol engines) amounted to roughly 1.65 euros, a difference of 102.5 cents compared to LPG fuel.

Volume decrease in LPG-fueled cars

Examining the number of newly registered LPG passengers cars in the Netherlands, slightly more cars with this type of fuel were sold in 2017 compared to 2016. 1,200 new LPG passenger cars were registered in the latter year, whereas in 2016 a little more than 860 of these cars were registered. However, with approximately 8,800 newly registered LPG cars in 2012, there was a strong decrease of registrations in recent years. Similar results are seen in the volume of LPG car exports. In 2012 the number of LPG automobile exported reached 13,140 cars, whereas by 2017 this decreased to roughly 8,000 exported LPG cars.

LPG cars in comparison relatively cheap

Regarding the average purchase price of new passenger cars, LPG-fueled vehicles had an average purchase price of 15,900 euros in 2017 in the Netherlands. Petrol cars cost nearly double as much and cars driven by an electric battery had the highest average price with approximately 72,000 euros.

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) price in the Netherlands from 2009 to 2019 (in euro cents per liter)*

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2009 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* The prices are measured per year on July, 1.

** In 2013, there were changes in the VAT percentages.

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