Solvang’s transportation of LPG and petrochemical gasses like propane, butane, ethane, ethylene and ammonia helps to link hydrocarbon extraction to the manufacture of countless consumer and industrial products.

Propane is essential in heating and cooking globally but also a crucial feedstock for the petrochemical industry.

Butane makes butadiene, used in synthetic rubber and various plastics, such as PVC.

Propane makes propylene, a precursor for polypropylene plastics used in a range of products from auto parts to textiles.

Ethane makes up the primary feedstock for ethylene production, perhaps the most important synthetic building block. Ethylene is used to make polyethylene, which is used in packaging, containers, and insulating materials. Derivative products, such as PVC and polyester, are integral to construction materials, electronic components, and textiles.

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Ammonia, a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen, is another cornerstone in global production chains. The agriculture industry being its primary beneficiary, ammonia enables the production of fertilizers that help feed billions of people by increasing crop yields. Beyond agriculture, ammonia is used in manufacturing urea, nitrogen and household cleaning products.

Due to its hydrogen component, ammonia is seen as a potential zero GHG energy source. As the world moves to counter climate change and seeks sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels, the importance of ammonia is expected to grow.

A sustainable future

By safely and cost-efficiently delivering LPG and petrochemical gasses to processing facilities, Solvang ASA supports the production of a vast range of goods and services that we rely on every day. The importance of these gasses in the transition to more sustainable production methods and energy sources becomes even more apparent. Innovations in bio-based feedstocks and the development of green ammonia for energy storage and hydrogen production are just hints of what the future might hold.

Solvang’s role in various supply chains not only highlights its contribution to today’s economies but also its potential to support the sustainable technologies of tomorrow.