In Colombia the LPG industry began in the late '30s when it was a fledgling distribution of the small amount of this energy that occurred in the Tibu and Barrancabermeja refineries.
As a new domestic fuel had to compete with traditional coal, kerosene and electricity already beginning to position itself as the main energy for cooking food, especially in larger cities. But its low cost and easy transportation made in less than 20 years became the preferred domestic fuel, leading to substantially increased demand.
With the expansions in 1968 and 1980, the Barrancabermeja refinery increased domestic supply, but cycles shortage occurred. Despite production increases achieved in refineries and oil fields, the offer was not sufficient to meet all the demand, which led the government to adopt the "Quota System", with which each dealer is assigned a volume monthly and an exclusive specific area for distribution.
Over the years, LPG continued to position itself as one of the preferred by users fuels, which is why the Government wanted to promote this industry with Expansion Plan to introduce the culture of the gas in the cities and areas rural.
In 1991 changes were made in the policies of State for gaseous fuels, which were promoted with the new Constitution.
The changes were implemented through the release of exclusive distribution areas, the elimination of quota allocation system, and the issuance of Law 142 of 1994.
Consumption is gradually increased until 2000; however, one year after demand fell by several factors, including an increase in the price and the massification of natural gas.
To counter this decline in consumption, the government created new projects and plans, especially in rural areas and less populated areas in order to prevent deforestation and environmental problems.
In 2008 the CREG introduced the new LPG marketing scheme with which it seeks to improve service delivery and provide greater security. This new scheme involves a logo and brand of the company in high relief. In order that you can make the change gradually cylinders without trauma, a transition period culminating in December 2010 was proposed.