Lange Gas - company profile
Lange Gas, based in Benninghausen near Lippstadt in Germany, started
distributing propane gas in the year 1952. Since 1977 the company's name is Lange & Co
GmbH. Lange Gas is the registered trademark for the propane gas or LPG sold and usually
the entire company is also named Lange Gas.
If the propane is used e.g. for heating of an entire house, a small gas tank is
supplied. These tanks are available in sizes of 1.2, 2.1 and 2.9 tons. They can be placed
above ground or buried. Lange Gas rents these tanks to its customers or charges a one-off
fee. A company's truck, equipped with a special crane, delivers these tanks to the
customer. The service department then connects them to the house. While the customer uses
the tank, Lange Gas will monitor the safety and maintain the tank.
The tanks are filled by special tank-trucks or bobtails. Lange Gas is used for
heating homes and factories, stables, greenhouses and for fuelling fork lift trucks.
The reliable supply of its customers with propane is accomplished by a large
storage site in Benninghausen which can store up to 2500 tons of propane. Here the
tank-trucks are filled and the cylinder filling station is supplied with propane gas. The
propane gas is produced in refineries as well as at the North Sea oil exploration and
delivered to Lange Gas by railcars. Up to 6 railcars can be unloaded a day. Each railcar
contains up to 45 tons of gas.
Cars converted to LPG can be fuelled at the autogas service station in Benninghausen. In addition, Lange Gas has installed autogas filling stations at Hamm-Uentrop, Paderborn, Leverkusen, Beckum, Ascheberg, Lippstadt, Meschede and Breuna.