LPG in Spain

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  1. billkce

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    Right,

    Full whinge coming up. Thank you very much all of you people who advised me to get Gas Low fitted.

    What a waste of effing time in Spain!!!!

    Just been to Malaga petrol station at j 244 on A7 and asked for LPG pump & got ' Its a mistake, meester, Did you see it on the internet? Its a mistake meester.'

    No LPG and half a dozen vans queueing up to fill up with non existant LPG.:Doh:

    Of course we all filled up with petrol! What a surprise & scam.

    Has anyone ever filled up with LPG in Spain or is it all a bloody shambles. I suspect so.

    Why is Spain the only country in modern Europe that can't supply LPG?

    Answers please on a £5 note to pissed off in Cabopino.:cry:

    Billkce
     
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    lpg

    Hi.

    I cannot comment on gas flow but if you are talking about lpg as in road fuel we filled up five weeks ago at Barcelona and Alicanti I also met people who filled up at Vallencia and Murcia plus I found the lpg was verry reasonably priced I would certainly use them stations again next year..
     
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    Hi
    Have you got MS Autoroute 2010 because I have a file showing all LPG in Spain, fromanother forum I think so not taking credit here.
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    I posted that message, April 2009.

    Don't you feel a fool wandering round looking for a non-existent pump.
     
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    I'm in Cabopino, fancy a beer at Mario's ?

    Pete:Cool:
     
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    Repsol site in Malaga per Olley's map

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=100414488872017056350.00045c0c2ec92a3f46ca4&ll=36.690288,-4.482973&spn=0.000534,0.000853&t=h&z=20

    and also listed on the Repsol site

    AutoGas Service Station
    Name MALAGA AUTOGAS
    Address C/ Concepción Arenal, s/n. P.C. 29004. MALAGA
    Telephone number 952 238 245
    Latitude: 36º 41' 25.04''N
    Longitude: 4º 28' 58.76''W
    Operating hours
    Working days 6:00 to 22:00
    Saturdays: 6:00 to 22:00
    Feriados 6:00 to 22:00

    http://www.repsol.com/es_en/productos_y_servicios/productos/glp_butano_y_propano/paises/espana/autogas/informacion_comercial/puntos_de_venta/default.aspx
     
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    I can guarantee that this station was open last summer, but they did not have a Spanish adapter so if you don't have one you may have problems...


    Doug...
     
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    Thanks Doug ..

    correct , you will need the new Euro filler gun adapter

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    My good wife, has just said you should have had "All the Aires in Spain and Portugal"...because in the back of the book it has 15 LPG/PLG stations with pictures...with sat cordinatios...also telling you if you have good access for large motorhome or bus....it also gives directions...

    It also has 16 stations for Portugal....with all the same info as above....:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    which of these are close to you GRANADA...Bobadilla:Eeek:
    Juez de la Frontera...Cadiz:Eeek:
    Sevilla....:Eeek:

    I have the sat cordinations out of the book ATAISAP:thumb:

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    Filled up at Repsol in Alacanti N38 18.154 W000 31.682 Forcourt type of station 2 gas pumps (no petrol).

    One pump has Euro pump nozzle, other one has the same fitting as we use in the UK cost 0.619 euro a litre.

    I have the Euro adaptor and it wouldn't work. It only allowed 3 litres into my tank before it cut off. I moved onto the other pump with the UK style adaptor and was able to put another 37 litres in the tank. The station attendant also takes vehicle details and records them on a sheet.

    There is another at Murcia but it has difficult access and height barrier.

    It is a four hour round trip for us to go to Alacanti from near Categena but it keep the old girl fit for the return trip. We will propably have to do this trip at least 3 times during our stay. It would be about 3 hours round trip to Murcia.

    Spain has been hot on LPG since the LPG road tanker crash at Barcelona (El Toro Bravo beach and camping site) in 1969 where many people were burnt (many killed) on the beach by the burning ball of gas rolling down the beach from the crash. Even those in the sea didn't escape and were badly burn where their body was out of the water.
     
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    Hello Pete,

    We are in F34. Be nice to see you, Drop by.:beerchug:

    Bill
     
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    Thanks for all of your replies. Most helpful.:thanks:

    I will try the other Malaga station.

    My rant was due to the fact that I got the info from a Dutch LPG book with LPG listings for all Europe & it was wrong about this one - so how many others are wrong in this book?:RollEyes:

    Cheers & Merry Xmas all:Wink:

    Bill & Shirl:beerchug:
     
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    There are so many rubbish guide books about I think we should keep a database on them, it will save a hell of a lot of problems. In that theme I nominate All the French aires as a rubbish guide book.

    Doug...
     
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    Hopefully the 2011 issue will be beter.
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    I might be reading this in the wrong way but it seems to me to be a bit harsh to condemn a refillable gas system because a garage in Malaga didn't have any gas...

    I find the Gaslow system excellent... economic and convenient... I would recommend it to anyone wanting to be able to top up their gas easily and with no lifting and lugging of bottles...

    JJ :Wink:

    PS> On the bright side... it looks as though you will get a drink as a result of your rant...!!!
     
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    Hi was the station just north of Malaga on or near the A7? If so that was wrongly reported for sometime, and is on some autogas poi's and books. There used to be another in Malaga its self, but that closed sometime back, that may also be still in some poi's and books.

    The only one as far as I know is the recently opened (2008?) at
    Calle de Concepcion Arenal as Jim has said.

    GPS: 36.69028,-4.483045
    Normal service station recently fitted with Autogas.
    Be warned this station has the new Euronozzel
    Alan has reported that they have Bayonet-Euronozzel adaptors to lend only. Without an adaptor you will not be able to fill your tanks.

    Olley
     
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    Hi

    The problem is that if, for example like us, you are in Spain for up to 6 months with only Gaslow and you run out, then, if you are not close to one of their 21 LPG points you could have to travel up to 100kms or more to top up and then find the place shut or stopped supplying or the adaptor is not compatible! It's too limiting for Spain. I shall be replacing one with a swappable.

    The system is great for the rest of Europe but for Spain just not reliable enough.:cry: Especially when a lot of their campsites charge for electricity.
     
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