In Chile since 2005, when Supreme Decree No. 28380 was published on October 5, 2005, the use of automotive LPG in cars, buses, cabs or trucks in any of the different refueling formats (dispenser or cylinder) is prohibited
The reasons for the ban are based on the precarious adaptations that have been carried out for the use of LPG in cars
These handmade installations have nothing to do with the modern equipment that is used in other countries and that demonstrates as in the study of the Royal Automobile Club that the use of LPG in automobiles is totally safe
Probably the fact that the LPG produced in Chile is destined for domestic consumption in cooking and heating and for export also explains this measure. Likewise, Chile produces Natural Gas, which explains its commitment to NGV
In Latin America, its use is widespread in Mexico, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay and Colombia, where its development has recently been promoted through legislation. In Chile, it has been given a new impetus thanks to SIFER GAS SA, a company that offers a safe alternative to this business.
Propane vehicles are available from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) or through conversion. Propane engines and fueling systems are also available for heavy-duty vehicles, such as vans and school buses, including some OEM-prepared engines, which are included in equipment packages with components that allow conventional vehicles to run on propane.