BY BUSINESS TYPE

Given the differences in business-type footprints (Table 1), the disproportionate contributions to the total LPG-distribution footprint (Figure 5) are not surprising. Bulk and cylinder sales contribute about 80% of sales volume. However, cylinders contribute nearly three-fourths of the total footprint, while bulk accounts for about one quarter. Wholesale’s footprint is only 2% of the total. Cylinder footprints are higher, because their economies of scale are lower.