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ButanGas, A success story since 1948

About Us

ButanGas, the origins

The story of ButanGas began on 13 December 1948 when Prof. Giuseppe Costantino Dragan – who moved to Italy in 1940 to study Political and Economic Sciences at the University of Rome after graduating in Law in Bucharest – realized the great potential of LPG, a little known product in the post-war period and founded ButanGas Spa in Italy. Since its early years, ButanGas was able to carve out an important role in the LPG market, organizing distribution throughout the country, including the islands, with a network of branches and LPG storage and bottling plants located in strategic regions.

 

With this in mind, in 1951 the company started the construction of a coastal warehouse in Naples, which today, is one of the largest in Italy with a total storage area of 18,710 m3. In the following years other plants were opened: Porto Torres (1955), Catania (1956), Bari (1960) Mantova (1961), Porcari (1962), Montalto Uffugo (1966), Pescara (1968), Volpiano (1972) and Cesana (2009). Strengthened by this philosophy, ButanGas has rapidly grown to become one of the main players on the Italian LPG market.

ButanGas today

ButanGas today

ButanGas is part of Veroniki Holding, founded in 2010 by Daniela Veronica Gusa de Dragan as the unique coordination body of the Dragan Group.

Today Veroniki Holding is present in nine European countries (Italy, Greece, Romania, Germany, Austria, Poland, Serbia, Spain and France), with 1340 employees, where it operates with 35 entities in the following sectors:

  • LPG, the Group’s core business;
  • Renewable energies;
  • Electricity and natural gas;
  • Naval;
  • Real estate;
  • Medical and wellness;
  • Food packaging;
  • Cultural and teaching.
Widespread distribution network

ButanGas: a capillary network at the service of its customers

From 2019 the service has been opening up to the Energy and Natural Gas free market thanks to its long, consolidated experience in the development of sustainable energy.

 

From 2019 the service has been opening up to the Energy and Natural Gas free market thanks to its long, consolidated experience in the development of sustainable energy.

Moreover, in 2006 ButanGas became the main shareholder of AreaGas, owner of a warehouse (3,600 m3) located in Domegliara (VR). In 2008 ButanGas became the majority shareholder in IPEM Brindisi, which owns one of the largest coastal LPG deposits (54,000 m³) in Europe.
ButanGas is also present on the market of LPG car fuels with Multifuel stations (petrol, diesel, LPG, methane both compressed and liquid) throughout Italy in both owned and affiliated structures. ButanGas ensures safe and fast service at competitive prices for its customers, making use of advanced and environmentally friendly technology and placing safety and environment protection among its essential objectives: all the ButanGas plants offer the highest standards of safety, efficiency and technology.

 

This philosophy and the values that support it have allowed ButanGas to obtain the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 quality certificate.

Electricity and Natural Gas

A service that from 2019 opens to the free market for electricity and natural gas, backed by a long and consolidated experience in the development of sustainable energy.

LPG for automotive

ButanGas is also present on the LPG market for transport with Multifuel fuel stations (petrol, diesel, LPG, both compressed and liquid methane) throughout the country, both owned and affiliated.

Safety and respect for the environment

ButanGas ensures its customers a safe and fast service, at competitive prices, which makes use of advanced and environmentally friendly technology and places personal safety and respect for the environment among its essential objectives: all ButanGas plants are equipped of the highest standards of safety, efficiency and technology.

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