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butanebu‧tane /ˈbjuːteɪn/ noun [uncountable]  TPGa gas stored in liquid form, used for cooking and heating
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butaneIts two core components, methanol and butane, are processed from natural gas.This concept was soon invoked, when the Gaz Fountain was hit near Halul with a cargo of propane and butane.Basic butane picnic stoves are a perfectly safe, reliable and inexpensive choice for mild weather trips.For example, it is possible to string together the four carbons of butane in two different ways.The new fridge uses a mix of butane and propane gases as coolants.So for cold weather use look for a mixture of butane and propane.Read in studio A fourteen year old boy who was in council care has died after sniffing butane gas.Avoid stoves which use butane, which won't burn at temperatures below around 4°C.
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