WLPGA logoThe World LP Gas Association (WLPGA) is the authoritative voice of the global LP Gas industry representing all sectors of the industry. WLPGA’s primary aim is to add value to the sector through driving premium demand for LP Gas, while promoting compliance to good business and safety practices. It brings together private and public companies involved in one, several, or all activities of the industry, develops partnerships with international organisations and implements projects on local and global scales. WLPGA was established in 1987 and granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1989.

As the authoritative, global voice for LP Gas, WLPGA promotes the use of LP Gas globally to foster a cleaner, healthier and more prosperous world.
WLPGA adheres to the following mission:


Industry Council

Key member companies initiated the creation of an Industry Council and inaugurated this into the framework of WLPGA in 1996. This Council provides a platform for international LP Gas organisations to identify and address issues pertinent to the industry on a global scale. It is also the arena for the development of strategies and to devise and develop global industry projects. Industry Council members’ decisions and actions are the catalyst to increase the worldwide recognition and use of LP Gas.


Industry Networks

Key industry networks have been created by the Industry Council to focus attention on growing segments of our industry. The Global Autogas Industry Network (GAIN) promotes the use of LP Gas as an automotive fuel worldwide. The Global Technology Network (GLOTEC) encourages the development and exchange of technological innovation within the industry. The Global Cylinder Network (GCN) focuses on improving cylinder distribution networks and infrastructure. These networks are also dedicated to expanding the market, increasing the awareness of LP Gas and promoting the use of it. GAIN, GLOTEC and GCN forge and coordinate relationships with all industry stakeholders.

World LP Gas Projects and Members Services

WLPGA implements a variety of projects designed to educate, inform and influence various stakeholders in the global LP Gas business. Projects and services range from developing publications, coordinating economic and policy studies, publishing detailed statistics and newsletters, supporting research and development and participation in international conferences including outreach to other LP Gas Associations.

The WLPGA website provides a valuable service to members – containing the latest information and news on LP Gas and the WLPGA as well as specific member services in the members-only section. Multi-client projects for members can be administered by the WLPGA to support small groups of members on specific subjects.

For information regarding membership, projects, partnerships and other activities, please contact
Mr. James Rockall, CEO and Managing Director, WLPGA at: +33 (0) 1 78 99 13 30 - E-mail: - WLPGA website:



The WLPGA Board of Directors is composed of leading players from the LP Gas industry worldwide and meets three times a year.
The Board has an overall governance role for the Association as defined under French law.

Kimball CHEN
WLPGA President
Chairman, Energy Transportation Group, USA

WLPGA First Vice-President
CEO, Aygaz A.S, Turkey

WLPGA Treasurer
Chairman of the Board,
UGI Corporation,

WLPGA Vice-President
CEO, Kosan Crisplant, Denmark

WLPGA Vice-President
Group Executive Director, Engineering
and Technical, Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation, Abuja

WLPGA Vice-President
CEO, SHV Energy, The Netherlands


Hanung BUDYA
WLPGA Board Member
Director Marketing and Trading,
PT Pertamina, Indonesia

Pedro Jorge FILHO
WLPGA Board Member
Managing Director, Ultragaz, Brazil

WLPGA Board Member
Advisor to the CEO, SK Gas,
South Korea