M. Buczaj, A. Sumorek

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Abstract. The Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) is currently the only widespread and available alternative fuel used in Poland for motor vehicles equipped with spark-ignition engines. Until the end of the 1980s, the monopoly on the fuel market had belonged to petrol and diesel oils. In the 1990s this monopoly was broken by LPG. The important impulse causing increase of concern with using alternative driving fuels by drivers has always been economy issues. The Liquified Petroleum Gas has been presented as an eco-friendly fuel, and with an attractive price it has also gained the title of an economical one. Over the last three decades, The Liquified Petroleum Gas has become an important player in the fuel market. The article presents current trends observed in the fuel market (LPG fuel and gasoline U95) used to power motor vehicles equipped with spark ignition engines, and analysis of the price volatility of these fuels in the period 2005÷2016.

Key words: alternative fuels, LPG fuel, petrol, fuel market, vehicles.

Analysis of the market of LPG as an alternative vehicle fuel in Poland in 2005–2016

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