The cooking gas question

@abroji (3247)
India
May 9, 2007 8:03pm CST
The one commodity we want regularly is cooking gas. In our country, India, cooking gas is distributed in containers. When it exhausts we have to go for a refill. But I know in several developed countries gas is supplied through pipelines to your burner. In India also they are planning to introduce this pipeline system in some selected cities. How is cooking gas supplied to you? Through pipe line or in a container? If the latter are the supplies regular? Please participate in this discussion and give your replies. Thank you.
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@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
10 May 07
Through a pipe and it is always available unless there is an earthquake.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
That is nice. Thank you for the response.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
10 May 07
I don't know if you're referring to Natural Gas or Propane Gas. In the United States we have houses piped for Natural Gas for the stove, water heaters and our dryers. Now Propane gas is used in some cabins etc up North. But Propane gas here in the States is used for Barbque grills. We have the tanks and they have to also get refilled when exhausted. Hope this answers your question about my area. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
In India liquid petrolium gas is used for cooking. The pipeline plans are for natural gas. Thank you very much for your response.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
10 May 07
Petroleum indoors is a tad dangerous. But in the poorer countries I guess that's always a factor. Now that you'll be getting natural gas it will be much nicer and cheaper too.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
Thank you for your comment,GRANDPA BOB.
@gberlin (3836)
10 May 07
I do not use gas for cooking. I have an electric stove. However, most people in the area where I live if they use cooking gas have large tanks outside their house and it is piped into their home. A delivery man comes around once a month to check on their gas supply and fill the outside tank.
@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
I never knew about this system. A large tank outside the house and monthly refill. Thank you for the new information.
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@gberlin (3836)
10 May 07
It is a propane tank and its about 8 feet long and 3 feet high. It is a rounded shape and has short legs attached to the bottom so that it does not sit on the ground.
@sweetlady10 (3620)
• United States
10 May 07
Here in USA people use for cooking both gas and electricity. And yes gas supplied through piplines. But I think here most of the people use the electricity option. Atleast how much people I know they all use lelectric stove for cooking.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
11 May 07
More and more people are using electricity in the USA for cooking. Thank you for the information.
@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
10 May 07
Here we do not have to take care of that t all. It comes through pipes and we never have to worry about refilling or anything. However in 2012 all the gas here in my town will dissapear anad we will go over all to electircity. I will sure miss the gas, everything is so much faster that way.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
11 May 07
What is to happen in 2012? Your town is completely going over to electric cooking? Fantastic. It is only for your town or whole of sweeden? Thank you for your response.
• United States
10 May 07
Propane gas is not just for cabins although it is used for cabins too. Many homes in the south (United States) use propane. Not just the south either. Anywhere that people live "out in the country" and are not near natural gas lines. The tanks are very large, holding hundreds of gallons. Some people also use the smaller tanks or containers, or keep them on hand in case they run out of propane in the large tank. I grew up with piped in natural gas and now how a propane tank. It's hard to remember to check the level of gas to call for a refill, because I was so used to having it always there before.
@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
If you find it so difficult, why dont you shift to electric cooking? Thank you for the response.
@thefuture (1751)
• Nigeria
10 May 07
That's quite interesting. Your questing is not bad, but the truth is here in Nigeria, it is those who are rich that make use of gas cooker and they use to buy it, because pipeline system is not in use. But we who are not rich make use of wood and sometimes if there is money to buy kerosine, we make use of stove. To be honest with you, if my family have the money to afford gas cooker, the will rather use it to invest in my education, because gas is expensive here. Thanks and have a nice day.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
Yes. while openong the discussion I did not think of the people who don't use gas for cooking. Not only in Nigerie here in India we have such people. Thank you for your response.
@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
10 May 07
I prefer to cook with gas, but unfortunately in our area we are not connected to a piped gas supply, so we have to rely solely on electricity. I find this a bit of a nuisance as gas is cheaper than electricity, but then we live in a beautiful place. lol
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@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
Don't you get gas in containers there? Your over expense on electricity is compensated with the natural beauty of the place you dwell! Thank you for the response.
@taurean83 (505)
• United States
10 May 07
Oh in India you still have to get your gas containers refilled again and again.Its strange i Did't know this.So, Don't you feel annoyed to getting it filled again and again.I know,even if you are you have to fill it,it is a necessity you have to cook food.Why don't you get electric cooking range.Well Coming to the point,We have gas supplied by gas lines or most of the peoples uses electrical ranges As we don't have any electrical break downs here in Usa.So here it's quite easy and convinience.
@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
We are provided with two filled containers. when one is exhausted we will book with the agent over phone for refill and they will deliver one filled up container at our door and take back the empty container. It's mot that tough. We use electric hot plates etc. but for limited purposes. Here electicity i more precious than gas. Thanks for your response.
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
10 May 07
In my country, we have to buy cooking gas in a container. We two companies who is responsible for selling these cooking gases. One is Shell and the other is Petronas. It is quite easy to buy as they will go to every houses to sell everyday. And in case you missed them, you can always call them and they will send it over.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
10 May 07
The distribution pattern in your country very much resemble ours. Thank you for the response.
@missbdoll (1168)
• Australia
31 May 08
I've got gas thru pipes, but a few years ago when I lived in a small country town , it was "bottle gas".It still comes thru the pipes but it comes from large bottles outside, that have to be replaced when they run out.Really anoying when you are using it for haeting and it runs out on a cold night, and you have to go and switch to the other bottle ( there are 2) or worse if they're both empty.