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									                    GLOTEC Council Meeting – Meeting Minutes

           6th October 2009, Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Members Present:

 Mauricio Jarovsky                Ultragaz           Mario Vasquez Bravo      Grupo Zeta
 Iñigo Palacio Prada              RepsolYPF          Benoit Araman            SHV Gas
 Ross Brindle                     Energetics         Denis Vidal              SHV Gas
 Benbekhaled Abdelkader           Salam Gaz          Herbert Ngwenya          Afrox
 Mark Leitman                     PERC               John Evans               Elgas
 Greg Kerr                        PERC               Ian Maloney              Elgas
 Bob Myers                        PERC               Steve Clarke             AFI
 Sunil Kakar                      BP                 Ridvan Ucar              Aygaz
 Karin Kintner                    Ultragaz           Gulem Kaya Ozden         Aygaz
 Marcio Carrara                   Ultragaz           Can Tikiroelu            Aygaz
 Altenei A Fernandes              Horos Tintas       M Fevzi Citil            Aygaz
 Antonio Augusto Horos            Horos Tintas       Selim Siper              SHV Gas
 Luiz Antonio Daniele             Ultragaz           Joaj Nery                Projeto GLP
 Marcos C Siqueira                Ultragaz           Paulo Fernando Gordo     Liquigas
 Faber Cintra                     Nacional Gaz       Ted Lemoff               NFPA
 Adriano Horta Lourero            Sindigas           Rogerio Teramoto         Liquigas
 Francisco Ponte Junior           Nacional Gaz       Paul Ladner              UGI
 Ahmed Arif                       Maldive Gas        Santiago Perez           RepsolYPF
 Ismail Faseeh                    Maldive Gas        Steve Ferro              Ferrellgas
 Bukky Bademosi                   Strategic Energy   Alan Beale               Consultant
 Kevin Robertson                  LPGSASA            Makoto Arahata           Japan LPGA
 Dayo Adeshina                    Strategic Energy   Masuhiro Hanashi         Japan LPGA
 Denis M Herold                   LPGSASA            John van den Broek       Argos
 Dan D Kunle                      Strategic Energy   Tod Brown                Ferrellgas
 Sean Founora                     Strategic Energy   Arnaud Duvielguerbigny   AEGPL
 Fernando Corner                  Ultragaz           Armando Vicoso           WLPGA
 Denis P Monteiro                 Ultragaz           David Tyler              WLPGA
 Pierre-Yves Loiseau              Totalgaz           James Rockall            WLPGA
 Alexandre de Oliveira Ferreira   Ultragaz           Michael Kelly            WLPGA
                                                     Neasa Ni Liathain        WLPGA



1.0    Welcome, Roll Call & Approval of Agenda

David Tyler officially opened the meeting and introduced Mauricio Jarovsky who chaired the
meeting. Mauricio welcomed everyone who then introduced themselves.

2.0    Minutes of last meeting (Vienna, 12th May 2009)

In the absence of any comments, the draft minutes from the last meeting in Vienna on 12th
May 2009 were approved.
3.0     Development of Global Technology Workshop
David Tyler introduced Ross Brindle from Energetics who then facilitated the Global
Technology Workshop. This formed the majority of the day’s events (The notes from this
workshop are attached). At the conclusion of the workshop it was explained that further
funding would be necessary to complete the exercise by drawing up an action plan to realise
the priority opportunities.

4.0    Presentation from Ted Lemoff – NFPA

During the lunch break Ted Lemoff from the NFPA gave a presentation describing some
incidents involving LP Gas with video footage.

5.0    Presentation on Operations Innovation – Horos/Ultragaz

After lunch there was a presentation from Horos/Ultragaz describing an innovative project
concerning the painting of LP Gas cylinders.

6.0    Other GLOTEC Issues

At the conclusion of the Global Technology Workshop there were some other GLOTEC issues
that were discussed.

       6.1    Safety in GLOTEC and Good Practices Award

       It was suggested that a GLOTEC Safety Award be established to raise the profile of
       safety in the business by having a mechanism to encourage individuals to identify
       ways to improve the safety of operations against a set of criteria. It was agreed that the
       WLPGA would draft some criteria and circulate for comment.

       6.2    Reporting of Safety Incidents

       The only country reporting safety incidents to the WLPGA is the Australian LP Gas
       Association and their latest reports were shown. GLOTEC members were asked to
       either improve the reporting of incidents or agree to abandon the exercise. The
       WLPGA is willing to collate and then re-circulate the data in an anonymous format if
       the members wish it to happen.

       6.3    GTC-3

       Plans for GTC-3 have now commenced. The event will take place in Madrid on 1st
       October 2010. The call for abstracts will open on 2nd November 2009. The steering
       group has been formed for GTC-3 fully reflecting the different interests of the business.
       The same processes will be applied as for GTC-2. The format for GTC-3 will be
       developed once the final number of acceptable papers has been received.

       A presentation will be made in Madrid for the second innovation award based on the
       papers presented at GTC-2 in Seoul.

       6.4    Report from Micro CHP Working Groups

       A Micro CHP working group was established following the Vienna meeting and terms
       of reference were agreed. These were tabled. Some information has already been
       collected.
       LP Gas quality was another issue that had been identified prior to the Global
       Technology Roadmap workshop as a candidate for a second working group. With
       the conclusion of the workshop these two working groups will be incorporated into the
       action plan.

       6.5    Partnership with Renewable Energy Group

       The plan to form a partnership with EPIA to promote LP Gas Hybrid systems had also
       been put on hold until a clearer direction was obtained from the Global Technology
       Roadmap process. This item features among the top six priority opportunities and will
       be pursued also in the implementation phase of the roadmap.

7.0    Date and place of next GLOTEC meeting:

The next meeting of GLOTEC will be held in Kuala Lumpur on Monday 22nd February 2010 at
the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

NOTE: the minutes of this meeting and all presentations referred to in these minutes can be
found on our website www.worldlpgas.com, members only section. The path is:
Home>Members Only>Meetings>GLOTEC

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November 2009
Global LP Gas Technology Roadmap Workshop Results   1
Table of Contents

Background..................................................................................................................... 3

Roadmap Purpose .......................................................................................................... 3

Roadmap Scope ............................................................................................................. 3

Questionnaire Results: Trends Shaping the Global LP Gas Industry (2010-2020) .......... 4

Vision of the LP Gas Industry in 2020 ............................................................................. 6

Opportunities for Technology Collaboration .................................................................... 7

Preliminary Action Plans for High-Priority Opportunities .................................................. 9

Appendix A: Building a Global LP Gas Technology Roadmap Questionnaire ................ 17

Appendix B: Global LP Gas Technology Roadmap Workshop Participants ................... 19




About this report

This report documents the results to date of the World LP Gas Association’s efforts to
develop a Global LP Gas Technology Roadmap through its GLOTEC network. One major
milestone in the roadmap development process was the GLOTEC Roadmap Workshop
conducted on October 6, 2009, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one day before the 22nd Annual
World LP Gas Forum. This report documents the results of that workshop as well as
responses to a questionnaire circulated by WLPGA before the meeting (see Appendix A).

This report was prepared by Ross Brindle, Energetics Incorporated, who facilitated the
roadmap workshop. David Tyler, Director, Projects and Business Practices at WLPGA,
manages WLPGA’s roadmapping effort. All comments, questions, and inquiries regarding
this report or GLOTEC’s roadmapping effort should be directed to:

David Tyler
World LP Gas Association
Tel: +33 (0) 1 58 05 28 06
Fax: +33 (0) 1 58 05 28 01
dtyler@worldlpgas.com



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Background
The World LP Gas Association (WLPGA) promotes the use of LP Gas worldwide to help
foster a cleaner, healthier, and more prosperous world. An important part of this mission is
bringing global LP Gas producers, marketers, equipment manufacturers and researchers
together to share information about the latest technology developments worldwide through
WLPGA’s Global Technology Network, GLOTEC. This network provides a forum for
members to exchange information about global technology developments and other
innovations that can be used to grow the worldwide LP Gas industry. This network has been
operating successfully for more than five years and has enjoyed several notable
achievements, including the first and second Global Technology Conferences in 2006 and
2008, respectively.

WLPGA is now seeking to build on these successes and extend the value of GLOTEC to
participating member organizations. To this end, WLPGA is developing a Global LP Gas
Technology Roadmap, which will define opportunities for global technology collaboration and
transfer that will benefit the global LP Gas industry. The roadmap development process
seeks to engage diverse stakeholders from across the LP Gas industry to define a vision for
the future and the high-priority technology opportunities that can move the industry toward
that vision. GLOTEC can then implement the roadmap by facilitating collaboration on
technology development, sharing of technical information, and transferring the best
technologies and practices among its members.

Roadmap Purpose
The broadest purpose of the Global LP Gas Technology Roadmap is to identify promising
areas of technology collaboration and transfer that will benefit the global LP Gas industry.
Specifically, the roadmap will define an agenda for GLOTEC that maximizes the value of the
technology network to participating members and that attracts additional members to
participate.

Roadmap Scope
The roadmap will consider the timeframe of today through 2020.

Rather than being based on a quantitative scenario of the LP Gas industry in 2020 and
mapping the technologies needed to achieve the scenario prediction, this Global LP Gas
Technology Roadmap is based upon the collective vision and insights of GLOTEC members.
This approach focuses on an ambition—a vision of the future that the industry desires—
rather than a prediction that may or may not be realized.

The global LP Gas industry is extremely complex and varied. LP Gas is used in highly
developed economies as well as emerging and transitioning economies. The versatility of LP
Gas allows it to be used in many types of applications, including providing heat for domestic
use and providing energy for commercial, industrial, and agricultural applications. LP Gas is
also used in engines and other equipment to produce electricity or to fuel all manner of
vehicles, including on-road automobiles and off-road vehicles such as forklifts. The roadmap
will address the full range of geographic, economic, and technical complexity that
characterize the LP Gas market. The roadmap will also consider technologies that can
improve the operations of LP Gas businesses by improving safety, increasing efficiencies,
and reducing costs. Figure 1 offers a framework for viewing the roadmap scope.


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Figure 1. Framework for the Global LP Gas Technology Roadmap


                                            MARKET TECHNOLOGIES

                                                                                  OPERATIONS
                                          INDUSTRIAL/
                           RESIDENTIAL                                 POWER      TECHNOLOGY
                                         COMMERCIAL/    TRANSPORT
                            SEGMENT                                  GENERATION
                                         AGRICULTURAL    SEGMENT
                           (DOMESTIC)                                 SEGMENT
                                           SEGMENTS


              DEVELOPED
              ECONOMIES
  LEVEL OF
 ECONOMIC
              ECONOMIES
DEVELOPMENT
              EMERGING
                AND IN
              TRANSITION




Questionnaire Results: Trends Shaping the Global LP Gas
Industry (2010-2020)
In preparation for the roadmap workshop, WLPGA circulated a questionnaire to all GLOTEC
members (see Appendix A for the questionnaire). This questionnaire was designed to solicit
the industry’s views on major trends and drivers that will shape the global LP Gas industry
over the next 10 years. Responders were then asked to provide their vision of the industry in
2020, based on these trends and drivers and the technology innovations that they hoped
GLOTEC could deliver. The total number of responses to the survey was eight (8), with at
least one response from North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

The following tables offer a summary of questionnaire responses.

Table 1. Global Trends Shaping the Global LP Gas Industry: 2010-2020

   •   Growing concern regarding climate change
           o Carbon cap-and-trade or taxes increasingly adopted
           o Growth in renewable energy
           o Changes in weather patterns affect heating demand
   •   Slow economic recovery
   •   Growing world supply surplus
           o May put downward pressure on prices
           o May be consumed by new petrochemical plant construction
   •   Increasing demand to providing energy beyond the electricity and natural gas grids
           o Strained electric grids look for relief during peaks
   •   Growing need for better tools to manage LP Gas businesses
           o Customer relationship management (ordering, delivery, payment)
           o Optimizing dealer management, management of capital assets




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Table 2. Key Trends and Drivers Affecting Developed Economies: 2010-2020

General Trends and Drivers
   • Growing concern regarding climate change
            o Climate legislation increasing cost of LP Gas and other fossil fuels
            o Growth in renewable energy
   • Growth of natural gas grids threatens markets
   • Increasing attention to environmental performance
            o Sulfur-free LP Gas
            o Fuel blends (LP Gas-DME, LP Gas-diesel, LP Gas-biomass)
Domestic Market
   • Increased energy efficiency
   • Increased competition from other energy sources
   • Some customers may be willing to pay slightly more for “green” or innovative
        technologies
Industrial/Commercial/Agricultural Markets
   • Increasing sensitivity to LP Gas cost, driven by memories of 2008 spike in oil prices
   • Increasing efficiencies reduce overall demand
   • Increasing opportunities to improve agricultural productivity drives LP Gas demand in
        agriculture segment
            o Increased use in agriculture as concern about chemicals increases
Transport Markets
   • Autogas growth possible with supportive regulations and OEM involvement
Power Generation Markets
   • Increasing opportunities for LP Gas-fueled small-scale power generation
            o Gas engine heat pump (GHP) systems
            o Combined heat and power (CHP) systems
            o Renewable hybrid systems
            o Grid back-up and relief
            o Fuel cell systems


Table 3. Key Trends and Drivers Affecting Developing Economies: 2010-2020

General Trends and Drivers
   • Growing concern regarding climate change
          o Climate legislation increases cost of LP Gas and other fossil fuels
          o Growth in renewable energy
   • Slow economic recovery may delay infrastructure improvements
   • Increasing population and rising standard of living drives increased demand
   • Supply surplus and increasing operating efficiencies reduces energy costs and fuels
      market gains
   • Increasing attention to environmental performance
          o Sulfur-free LP Gas
          o Fuel blends (LP Gas-DME, LP Gas-diesel, LP Gas-biomass)




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Domestic Market
   • Increasing cooking and heating markets
            o Growing health concerns with the use of biomass
   • Increasing demand for energy in regions not served by electric or natural gas
        infrastructures pushes LP Gas demand
Industrial/Commercial/Agricultural Markets
   • Improved agricultural productivity through pest control, desiccating equipment and
        animal housing heat
   • Providing heating and power for commercial/industrial buildings
Transport Markets
   • Growth in Autogas possible with supportive regulations
Power Generation Markets
   • Providing energy beyond electricity and natural gas grids
            o Infrastructure investments stall due to slow economic recovery
            o Grid supplement in areas with less reliable grid-supplied electricity


Table 4. Key Trends and Drivers: LP Gas Industry Processes and Operations

       Increasing productivity and efficiency through enhanced logistics technologies and
       systems
       Automation in filling plants to increase safety, improve efficiency and improve
       environmental performance
       Improving product quality to satisfy demands of new applications
       Tracing cylinders with RFID technology
       Improved IT systems to allow administration of custom services and improved dealer
       management
       Increasing storage capacity in large terminals
       Less invasive and more practical tank testing processes
       Remote monitoring of customer site conditions (liquid levels, equipment condition,
       etc.)
       Coherent and well designed set of standards for reducing purchasing, operating, and
       recycling costs for the LP Gas industry and end-users



Vision of the LP Gas Industry in 2020
The trends presented above will shape the global LP Gas industry in the decade to come.
Amidst these changes, the industry will also continue developing and commercializing new
technologies that extend the advantages of LP Gas to more consumers in more applications
and in more parts of the world.

Based on the trends described above and individual perspectives of GLOTEC members, the
vision of the LP Gas industry in 2020 is described below.

       Globally, LP Gas will be broadly recognized as a low-carbon fuel that is part of the
       solution to climate change, not part of the problem. The LP Gas industry will
       continually and aggressively apply new technologies to increase efficiencies and
       reduce costs, enhancing the competitive position of LP Gas in energy markets
       around the world. While LP Gas will be recognized as an important but relatively

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       small part of the global energy supply, it will be a major player in enabling distributed
       energy solutions, particularly in regions where electricity and natural gas grids do not
       exist or where these grids are overly burdened and unstable. New uses for LP Gas
       will continue to emerge, extending the benefits of LP Gas beyond traditional markets
       and into new areas such as agriculture and marine applications. Global and regional
       industry collaboration, and collaboration with governments, will assist and accelerate
       the development and deployment of new technologies.

       In developed economies, new applications for LP Gas will continue to fuel industry
       growth, more than compensating for demand reductions due to conservation and
       stable populations in these established markets.

       In emerging and transitioning economies, LP Gas will improve the health of millions
       of people by replacing traditional biomass fuel sources in homes. LP Gas will be
       accessible in these economies through widespread availability of affordable
       appliances and highly efficient delivery services. Further, LP Gas will reach far
       beyond the electricity and natural gas grids, bringing clean, modern energy to people
       far sooner than otherwise would be possible.

       In terms of the LP Gas industry itself, technology will touch nearly every aspect of the
       LP Gas business, allowing companies to operate safer and more efficiently. New
       technologies for automating operations, improving logistics, and strengthening
       customer relationships will drive efficiency gains and cost reductions for LP Gas
       companies. Innovations in fuel quality management and blends of LP Gas with other
       fuels will allow LP Gas to be used in applications that demand increasingly stringent
       fuel quality or environmental performance.

This vision was developed based upon responses to the questionnaire, analysis by
Energetics of these responses and the trends and drivers, and discussion among
participants at the Roadmap Workshop. This vision is not intended to be a prediction.
Rather, it is a statement of ambition—a future to which the global LP Gas industry aspires.
This vision describes the “destination” of the Global LP Gas Roadmap and serves to guide
the technology opportunities pursued by GLOTEC.

Opportunities for Technology Collaboration
Based on the survey results and discussion at the workshop by GLOTEC members, the
industry has identified the following 16 areas as offering promise for technology
collaboration. The opportunities are organized into three general categories:

   •   New Applications—new LP Gas utilization equipment targeting domestic,
       industrial/commercial, agricultural, transport, or power generation market segments

   •   Improved Operations—new technologies and best practices that improve the
       safety, efficiency, logistics, customer service, or other operational aspect of LP Gas
       companies.

   •   Fuel Issues—potential establishment of new fuel quality requirements in response to
       market demand, environmental considerations, and/or increasingly stringent
       requirements for optimal equipment performance.




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GLOTEC members have assessed the relative priority of the 16 opportunities with respect to
developed and emerging/transitioning economies. Table 5 shows whether each opportunity
was judged to be a high priority for developed and emerging/transitioning economies.

The majority of opportunities for technology collaboration are areas where new technologies
are needed and may be developed by collaborating GLOTEC members. However, some of
the opportunities for collaboration do not require development of new technologies but rather
information sharing and technology transfer efforts. Such opportunities are also identified in
Table 5.

Table 5. Opportunities for Technology Collaboration within GLOTEC

                                                                 Priority for    Primarily an
                                                  Priority for   Emerging/       Information
                                                  Developed      Transitioning   Sharing
     Opportunity for Technology Collaboration     Economies?     Economies?      Role?

NEW APPLICATIONS

1    Renewable hybrid systems using LP Gas
                                                        √              √
     and solar or wind power

2    Small-scale power generation for use as
                                                                                       √
     grid back-up or in off-grid markets

3    Combined heat and power                            √                              √

4    Direct injection of LP Gas in engines to
     increase performance and efficiency                √
     while reducing emissions

5    Thermal desiccation appliances for
                                                                                       √
     agriculture markets

6    Increasing efficiency in LP Gas
     equipment and delivery methods to make
                                                        √              √
     LP Gas affordable to lower-income
     populations

7    Small engines for off-road markets (e.g.,
                                                                                       √
     lawnmowers, portable generators, etc.)

8    Innovative approaches to penetrating
     rural markets in developing countries that                        √
     have not used LP Gas before

IMPROVED OPERATIONS

9    Improved IT tools for optimizing dealer
     management, management of capital
     assets, and managing supply chains

10                                                                     √               √
     Improved tools for managing customer

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     relationships and service

11   Zero-discharge, automated filling
     operations to improve health, efficiency,            √               √
     and environmental performance

12   Global standards as way to reduce costs              √               √

FUEL ISSUES

13   LP Gas blends with other fuels and dual
                                                          √               √
     fuel systems

14   Near zero-sulfur LP Gas (i.e., new
                                                          √               √
     odorants)

15   Improved fuel quality to meet demands of
                                                          √
     innovative applications

16   Synthetic propane, bio-propane                       √



Preliminary Action Plans for High-Priority Opportunities
The following pages offer preliminary action plans for six high-priority opportunities for
technology collaboration. These six opportunities were chosen based on their potential to
offer significant gains to the global LP Gas industry and their applicability to both developed
and emerging economies. GLOTEC members agreed that the network would provide greater
value by focusing on fewer, high-priority efforts and taking concrete actions to make
progress.

It is recognised that some information sharing is taking place to some extent in all areas but
several of the opportunities are identified above as primarily requiring information sharing
(specifically, numbers 2, 3, 5, 7, and 10 in Table 5). These opportunities are not included in
the set of action plans presented below because significant information sharing is already
taking place through WLPGA’s Working Groups. WLPGA will explore the creation of new
working groups to address any of these opportunities that are not currently the topic of an
existing Working Group.

These action plans are a first step in defining the details of a collaborative project addressing
an important issue for the industry. In some cases, additional work will be required to fully
define the steps, evaluation metrics, potential partners, and other particulars of the project.

Action plans for the following high-priority opportunities for technology collaboration are
provided in the tables that follow:




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Table 6. High-Priority Opportunity for Technology Collaboration

                                                                Priority for    Primarily an
                                                 Priority for   Emerging/       Information
                                                 Developed      Transitioning   Sharing
     Opportunity for Technology Collaboration    Economies?     Economies?      Role?

NEW APPLICATIONS

1    Renewable hybrid systems using LP Gas
                                                      √              √
     and solar or wind power

6    Increasing efficiency in LP Gas
     equipment and delivery methods to make
                                                      √              √
     LP Gas affordable to lower-income
     populations

IMPROVED OPERATIONS

11   Zero-discharge, automated filling
     operations to improve health, efficiency,        √              √
     and environmental performance

12   Global standards as way to reduce costs          √              √

FUEL ISSUES

13   LP Gas blends with other fuels and dual
                                                      √              √
     fuel systems

14   Near zero-sulfur LP Gas (i.e., new
                                                      √              √
     odorants)




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Priority Opportunity #1: Renewable hybrid systems using LP Gas and
solar or wind power

                                                            Activities

What actions should GLOTEC take to address this focus area? What tasks, activities, and actions can form an effective plan
for addressing the focus area? Please consider both the near term (less than 2 years) and longer-term (2-5+ years) time
frames. Please be as specific as possible. If possible, please also indicate the sequence of activities.

 • Gather information on current state of technology to determine any gaps in development - worldwide survey (PERC)
 • Generate educational piece that members could use to educate their companies employees, manufacturers, or governments
    o Consider updating WLPGA publication relating to rural energy
 • Identify conditions that make the technologies competitive, including a list of incentives available
 • Form working group to prioritize potential research or educational activities

                                                      Measuring Progress

What metrics or measurements can we use to evaluate progress and success or failure of this plan of action?

 • Reports published and distributed
 • More OEMs (manufacturers) producing hybrid systems with LP Gas
                                                          Partnerships

Who do we need to engage in partnerships to conduct this plan successfully? Potential partners may include
regional/national governments, equipment OEMs, international organizations (e.g., UN, WHO), research organizations, etc.
Please be as specific as possible.

 •   National or regional LP Gas associations
 •   Renewable associations
 •   Government
 •   Equipment manufacturers

                                                       Geographic Focus

Does this focus area require different approaches for different geographic regions (e.g., developed versus
emerging/transition economies)? If so, please describe how the approach should be adapted to each region.

Developed Economies                                               Emerging and Transitioning Economies
Will likely develop technology and approach                         • More government education
                                                                    • Mini-grid or community systems
                                                                    • IMF, World Bank, UN Development Programme

                                              Getting Started: Near-Term Next Steps

What are the next steps we should complete within one year’s time?

 •   Review “Rural Development” WLPGA document to see what applies from this document to hybrid systems
 •   Create a case study of densely populated areas that border urban areas and would benefit from such systems
 •   Find resources to develop survey and information gathering project
 •   Look for existing case studies




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Priority Opportunity #6: Increasing efficiency in LP Gas equipment and
delivery methods to make LP Gas affordable to lower-income populations

                                                                Activities

What actions should GLOTEC take to address this focus area? What tasks, activities, and actions can form an effective plan
for addressing the focus area? Please consider both the near term (less than 2 years) and longer-term (2-5+ years) time
frames. Please be as specific as possible. If possible, please also indicate the sequence of activities.

 •   Define scale/scope of the problem (split developed and emerging markets)
 •   Align potential solutions with cost benefits
 •   Identify barriers, i.e., political/social
 •   Consider endorsing label/rating scheme in efficiency
 •   Mechanism to continually improve efficiencies

                                                         Measuring Progress

What metrics or measurements can we use to evaluate progress and success or failure of this plan of action?

 • Quality/accuracy of scoping report
 • Universal acceptance of labeling/ranking device, i.e., OEM/NGOs - effective certification
 • Quality and breadth of range of appliances

                                                               Partnerships

Who do we need to engage in partnerships to conduct this plan successfully? Potential partners may include regional/national
governments, equipment OEMs, international organizations (e.g., UN, WHO), research organizations, etc. Please be as
specific as possible.

OEMs, UN, WHO, World Bank, ISO/CEN, Regional/National Associations, Government (taxation departments)

                                                             Geographic Focus

Does this focus area require different approaches for different geographic regions (e.g., developed versus emerging/transition
economies)? If so, please describe how the approach should be adapted to each region.

Developed Economies                                                   Emerging and Transitioning Economies
Universal solution                                                    Biggest benefits are here

                                              Getting Started: Near-Term Next Steps

What are the next steps we should complete within one year’s time?

 •   WLPGA produce proposal and identify group advocates, translated into brief for scoping document
 •   Develop case studies applicable to densely populated peri-urban areas
 •   Funding and project proposal consider foundation

                                                        Other Considerations

This includes any other considerations that fall outside the scope of the above sections, but which must be considered when
pursuing this focus area.

Delivery system not considered but this will follow demand



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Priority Opportunity # 11: Zero discharge, automated fueling/bottling
operations

                                                              Activities

What actions should GLOTEC take to address this focus area? What tasks, activities, and actions can form an effective plan for
addressing the focus area? Please consider both the near term (less than 2 years) and longer-term (2-5+ years) time frames.
Please be as specific as possible. If possible, please also indicate the sequence of activities.

 • GLOTEC should picture a whole automated fueling/bottling process (not only for fueling process) from unloading the truck to loading
   the trucks
 • Conduct benchmarking and gather best practices with inputs from LP Gas companies with advanced automation.
 • Gather whole history, from the past progress to today’s best practice, to show how companies can improve.


                                                        Measuring Progress

What metrics or measurements can we use to evaluate progress and success or failure of this plan of action?

 • Indicators will be defined by the target that GLOTEC establishes

                                                             Partnerships

Who do we need to engage in partnerships to conduct this plan successfully? Potential partners may include regional/national
governments, equipment OEMs, international organizations (e.g., UN, WHO), research organizations, etc. Please be as
specific as possible.

The main suppliers of filling centers (e.g., Krisplant, etc.),
Equipment OEMs who develop valves, hoses, nozzles, and fittings

                                                         Geographic Focus

Does this focus area require different approaches for different geographic regions (e.g., developed versus emerging/transition
economies)? If so, please describe how the approach should be adapted to each region.

Developed Economies                                                   Emerging and Transitioning Economies

                                              Getting Started: Near-Term Next Steps

What are the next steps we should complete within one year’s time?

 This entire program can be accomplished within 12 months.




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Priority Opportunity #12: Global standards as way to reduce costs

                                                                   Activities

What actions should GLOTEC take to address this focus area? What tasks, activities, and actions can form an effective plan for
addressing the focus area? Please consider both the near term (less than 2 years) and longer-term (2-5+ years) time frames.
Please be as specific as possible. If possible, please also indicate the sequence of activities.

 • Gather data worldwide
 • Consolidate standards from all data and attempt to make standards compatible
 • Ensure participation of all segments of industry
 • Facilitate LP Gas industry-wide agreement on common positions as an input to ISO standards setting processes
 • Lobby for uniformity on the existing standards

                                                              Measuring Progress

What metrics or measurements can we use to evaluate progress and success or failure of this plan of action?

 • Rationalize and realign the industry law/rules and directives of the industry
 • Enforcement maintenance and strict compliance to standards

                                                                 Partnerships

Who do we need to engage in partnerships to conduct this plan successfully? Potential partners may include regional/national
governments, equipment OEMs, international organizations (e.g., UN, WHO), research organizations, etc. Please be as specific as
possible.

We need research from associations, manufacturers, customers, fire departments, etc.

                                                              Geographic Focus

Does this focus area require different approaches for different geographic regions (e.g., developed versus emerging/transition
economies)? If so, please describe how the approach should be adapted to each region.

Developed Economies                                                      Emerging and Transitioning Economies
ISO is a standard accepted worldwide which can be adopted in all regions/economies

                                                 Getting Started: Near-Term Next Steps

What are the next steps we should complete within one year’s time?

•    Resources - financial and human resources to gather data and verification
•    Collaboration and understanding and cooperation as a body to communicate data and information

                                                           Other Considerations

This includes any other considerations that fall outside the scope of the above sections, but which must be considered when
pursuing this focus area.

Global best practices
Work towards a harmonized industry, i.e., standard industry




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Priority Opportunity #13: LP Gas blends with other fuels and dual fuel
systems

                                                                Activities
What actions should GLOTEC take to address this focus area? What tasks, activities, and actions can form an effective plan for
addressing the focus area? Please consider both the near term (less than 2 years) and longer-term (2-5+ years) time frames.
Please be as specific as possible. If possible, please also indicate the sequence of activities.
 • Main blends and dual fuel systems defined: a) diesel and LP Gas in diesel engines; b) bunker oil and LP Gas for industrial burning; c)
   other blends, such as LP Gas-DME and LP Gas-ethanol
 • Set a work group for “pilot testing”
 • Define and measure potential markets
 • Identify benefits and possible problems
 • Review current and past work (e.g., Japanese and Chinese efforts with LP Gas-DME)
 • Check with regulatory bodies
 • Technical issues/appliances/material compatibility

                                                         Measuring Progress
What metrics or measurements can we use to evaluate progress and success or failure of this plan of action?
 • Follow the schedule proposed at the “Getting Started” section

                                                              Partnerships
Who do we need to engage in partnerships to conduct this plan successfully? Potential partners may include regional/national
governments, equipment OEMs, international organizations (e.g., UN, WHO), research organizations, etc. Please be as specific
as possible.
Universities
Engine manufacturers
Key users
UNDP (United Nations)

                                                          Geographic Focus
Does this focus area require different approaches for different geographic regions (e.g., developed versus emerging/transition
economies)? If so, please describe how the approach should be adapted to each region.
Developed Economies                                                    Emerging and Transitioning Economies
                                                                       Demands URGENCY: still using bad quality diesel oil, and lots of
                                                                       bunker oil, so needs to start a pollution control program

                                               Getting Started: Near-Term Next Steps
What are the next steps we should complete within one year’s time?
•    Until Feb/2010: a) confirm the defined blend; b) define and measure the targeted markets; c) set up partnerships and sponsors; d) start
     pilot tests
•    Until May/2010: a) check preliminary results; b) identify main benefits and possible problems; c) check regulations
•    Until Sept/2010: a) propose extension for the project; b) present a final report; c) request for the needed resources




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Priority Opportunity #14: Near zero-sulfur LP Gas (i.e. new odorants)
                                                                 Activities
What actions should GLOTEC take to address this focus area? What tasks, activities, and actions can form an effective plan for
addressing the focus area? Please consider both the near term (less than 2 years) and longer-term (2-5+ years) time frames.
Please be as specific as possible. If possible, please also indicate the sequence of activities.
 • Benchmark current levels of sulfur
 • Develop standards (5ppm - 25ppm - 50 ppm) for sulfur, possibly based on type of use (i.e., autogas, cooking, etc.)
 • Find alternative odorants. Conduct broad international search (Germany, Japan, LP Gas companies)
 • Research, test alternatives
 • Begin transition to new odorant
 • Educate public (if a change in scent...)
                                                          Measuring Progress
What metrics or measurements can we use to evaluate progress and success or failure of this plan of action?
 • Benchmark current sulfur level - find studies available (or test samples)
 • Monitor reduced level of sulfur over time
 • Goal - thought to be 10 ppm (or near zero)
                                                               Partnerships
Who do we need to engage in partnerships to conduct this plan successfully? Potential partners may include regional/national
governments, equipment OEMs, international organizations (e.g., UN, WHO), research organizations, etc. Please be as specific
as possible.
Refineries, LP Gas companies, gas producers, universities (motivate through a challenge grant), odorant and chemical companies

                                                            Geographic Focus
Does this focus area require different approaches for different geographic regions (e.g., developed versus emerging/transition
economies)? If so, please describe how the approach should be adapted to each region.
Developed Economies                                                     Emerging and Transitioning Economies
Short term - a greater focus here!                                      Long term - everyone’s concern
Pressure is greater here today

                                                Getting Started: Near-Term Next Steps
What are the next steps we should complete within one year’s time?
 •    Benchmark - levels of sulfur worldwide
 •    Literature review - identify current solutions
 •    Examine results of ongoing Japanese research programme to develop no-sulfur odorant and build upon results
 •    Review regulations for sulfur (limits, etc.)
 •    Develop guidelines or standards for odorant (what are it’s performance characteristics - what does it do?
 •    Begin plan to test solutions

                                                          Other Considerations
This includes any other considerations that fall outside the scope of the above sections, but which must be considered when
pursuing this focus area.
Are the rules or demands for odorant levels correct, should they be changed?
Should we push for tighter regulations?
Who should lead? (suggest: WLPGA) (Develop a working group)




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Appendix A
Building a Global LP Gas Technology Roadmap

Questionnaire: Vision of the Global LP Gas Industry In 2020

August 20, 2009

About This Questionnaire

The World LP Gas Association, through its GLOTEC network, is in the process of developing a Global
LP Gas Technology Roadmap. The overall goal of the roadmapping effort is to identify promising
areas of technology collaboration that will benefit the global LP Gas industry. This questionnaire is
intended to solicit industry views on the future of the LP Gas industry. Your responses to this
questionnaire will be combined with those of your peers to create a vision of the LP Gas industry in
2020. This vision forms the “destination” for the Global LP Gas Roadmap. Therefore, your responses
are a critical input to the roadmapping process.

Thank you in advance for your contributions. You may direct any questions about this questionnaire
or the larger Global LP Gas Roadmap project to:

David Tyler
WORLD LP GAS ASSOCIATION
T +33 1 58 05 28 00
M +33 671 45 65 92
F +33 1 58 05 28 01
E dtyler@worldlpgas.com

The following table may be helpful in framing your thinking about the global LP Gas industry. The
industry is characterized by significant differences, based on the economic development of the
region and the market segment under consideration.




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TRENDS SHAPING THE GLOBAL LP GAS INDUSTRY: 2010-2020

Please first consider the LP Gas industry in geographical terms, which often correlate with various levels of
market maturity.

    1.   What trends will have the greatest influence on the global LP Gas industry over the next 10 years?

    2.   What trends will have the greatest influence on the LP Gas industry in developed economies over
         the next 10 years?

    3.   What trends will have the greatest influence on the LP Gas industry in economies emerging and in
         transition over the next 10 years?

Now please consider the LP Gas from a market segment perspective. For the purposes of this questionnaire,
major market segments include: (1) residential/domestic, (2) industrial/ commercial/agricultural, and (3)
engine-driven (autogas and power).

    4.   What trends will have the greatest influence on the global residential/domestic market segment?
         How will these trends differ in developed economies versus developing/transitioning economies?

    5.   What trends will have the greatest influence on the global industrial/ commercial/ agricultural market
         segment? How will these trends differ in developed economies versus developing/transitioning
         economies?

    6.   What trends will have the greatest influence on the global engine-driven (Autogas and power
         generation) segment? How will these trends differ in developed economies versus
         developing/transitioning economies?

Now please consider the LP Gas industry itself.

    7.   What trends will have the greatest influence on how the global LP Gas industry operates its processes
         and businesses over the next 10 years? Issues to consider include storage, handling and distribution,
         and packaging (cylinders and tanks), as well as corporate social responsibility initiatives.

VISION OF THE GLOBAL LP GAS INDUSTRY IN 2020

    8.   Please describe your vision of the LP Gas industry in 2020. This vision should be an aspiration rather
         than a prediction. That is, please describe the industry as you feel it should or must appear in 2020,
         rather than attempting to predict how it will appear. If your vision is specific to developing or
         developed economies or specific market segments, please indicate so. You may prefer to offer a
         holistic vision or a series of attributes the industry will possess in 2020; either form of response is
         welcome.

TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE 2020 VISION

    9.   In thinking of your vision of the LP Gas industry in 2020, what technological advances will be required
         to achieve this vision? Please be as specific as possible in your response and, if appropriate, specific
         which market segment the technological advance targets and/or the region(s) affected. You may
         prefer to think in terms of technical challenges that must be overcome if the industry is to realize the
         2020 vision; either form of response is welcome.




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Appendix B
Workshop Participants
Benbekhaled Abdelkader                              Ismail Faseeh
Salamgaz                                            Maldive Gas

Dayo Adeshina                                       Altenei A. Fernandes
Strategic Energy                                    Horos Tintas

Makoto Arahata                                      Steve Ferro
Japan LPGas Association                             Ferrellgas

Ahmed Arif                                          Alexandre de Olivera Ferreira
Maldivegas                                          Ultragaz

Benoit Araman                                       Sean Founora
SHV Gas                                             Strategic

Bukky Bademosi                                      M. Fevzi Citil
Strategic Energy                                    AyGaz

Alan Beale                                          Paulo Fernando Gordo
Consultant                                          Liquigas

Mario Vasquez Bravo                                 Masuhiro Hanashi
Grupo Zeta                                          Japan LPGas Association

Ross Brindle                                        Dennis M. Herold
Energetics Incorporated                             LP Gas Association

John Van Den Broer                                  Herbert Ngwenya
Argos                                               Afrox

Tod Brown                                           Mauricio Jarovsky
Ferrellgas                                          Ultragaz

Marcio Carrara                                      Sunil Kakar
Ultragaz                                            BP

Faber Cintra                                        Gulem Kaya Ozden
Nacionalgaz                                         Aygaz

Steve Clarke                                        Michael Kelly
AFI                                                 WLPGA

Fernando Corner                                     Greg Kerr
Ultragaz                                            PERC

Luiz Antonio Daniele                                Karin Kintner
Ultragaz                                            Ultragaz

Arnaud Duvielguerbigny                              Francisco Ponte Junior
AEGPL                                               Nacional Gas

John Evans                                          Dan D. Kunle
Elgas                                               Strategic Energy

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Paul Ladner                                         Inigo Palacio Prada
UGI                                                 Repsol

Mark Leitman                                        James Rockall
PERC                                                WLPGA

Ted Lemoff                                          Kevin Robertson
NFPA                                                LPGSASA

Adriano Horta Lourero                               Selim Siper
Sindigas                                             SHV Gas, Turkish LP Gas Association

Ian Maloney                                         Marcus C. Siqueira
Elgas                                               Ultragaz

Antonio Augusto Horos                               Can Tikiroelu
Horos Tintas                                        Aygaz

Denis P. Monteiro                                   Rogerio Teramoto
Ultragaz                                            Liquigas

Bob Myers                                           David Tyler
PERC                                                WLPGA

Joaj Nery                                           Ridvan Ucar
Projeto Gas                                         Aygaz

Santiago Perez                                      Armando Vicoso
Repsol                                              WLPGA

Pierre-Yves Loiseau                                 Denis Vidal
Totalgaz                                            SHV Gas




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