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Number of Households by Type of Fuel Used for Cooking

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:23 pm
by fwiggins
Fuel is defined as combustible matter used to maintain fire, such as coal, wood, oil, or gas, in order to create heat or power.
Fuel used for cooking refers to the fuel used predominantly for the preparation of principal meals.
The number of households by type of fuel used for cooking describes the types of fuels that households use for cooking.

Types of Cooking Fuel

Charcoal (in the table format it is coal – the terms need to be harmonized) is a solid residue that consists mainly of carbon and is obtained by the destructive distillation of wood in the absence of air.
Wood refers to all wood in the rough that is used for fuel.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)/Gas is a combination of hydrocarbons (propane, butane and ethane) which are gaseous under conditions of normal temperature and pressure, but are liquefied by compression or cooling to facilitate storage, handling and transportation.

Kerosene is medium oil that is distilled between 150ºC and 300ºC. It is used as an illuminant and as a fuel and is often referred to as burning oil, vaporizing oil, power kerosene or illuminating oil.

Electricity is an electric current used as a source of power.

Other refers to types of cooking fuel not mentioned above.

Energy Statistics: Definitions, Units of Measure, and Conversion Factors (see http://unstats.un.org/unsd/publication/ ... sF_44E.pdf [last accessed: July 2nd 2009]).