SHV (China) operates ten LPG service stations in Guangzhou and supplies more than 8000 taxis and 2000 busses on a daily basis.


The LPG we supply saves taxi and bus operators money and contributes to improving air quality. Up until a few years recently, Guangzhou was shrouded in thick fog and haze with PM2.5 levels far above healthy levels.

Fulco van Lede, the CEO of SHV Energy was previously the CEO of SHV China and stated

Without the decision made by the Guangzhou municipal government, the situation will be worse and probably we cannot see a clear blue sky now. Vehicles using LPG almost have no emissions of PM2.5 and substantially less CO2 emissions than diesel

As the “City with most LPG buses globally”, Guangzhou has put over 31,000 LPG vehicles into operation since the general promotion of Autogas, accounting for more than 95% of the city’s total buses and taxies. By 2010, Guangzhou’s air pollution index was reduced by 68% compared to 2004.


Win win situation


Our supply of LPG in Guangzhou City, has led to a substantial decrease in diesel and petrol consumption. This equates to an annual decrease of 22.000 tonnes of CO2 and 417 tonnes of particulate matter.


Cost savings

Taxis that use LPG instead of gasoline can save 2000 to 4000 RMB per car each month. Furthermore, buses have decreased their fuel consumption by almost 20%.

We have also started to invest in LNG stations in Guangzhou. The Guangzhou government has recognised our contribution to making public transport more sustainable.

Benefits of LPG

  • Autogas-fuelled cars generates 96% less NOx than diesel and 68% less than petrol.
  • Autogas emits 120 times less small particle emissions than diesel vehicles.
  • Autogas has very low sulphur levels giving rise to insignificant sulphur dioxide emissions.

Reduction in air pollution index reduced by 68% in 6 years


Buses now run on LPG


Vehicles refuelled by SHV in Guangzhou, every day