25 Ct Propane Companies Received Possibly Unsafe Gas

Attorney General George Jepsen, Commissioner of Department of Public Safety Office of State Fire Marshal and the Department of Consumer Protection have obtained a list of 25 propane gas companies in Connecticut affected by Aux Sable Liquid Products’ voluntary recall of propane.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall last week because the gas may not have contained sufficient odorant to alert consumers to possible leaks. The recalled propane was sold in portable cylinders and delivered to customers’ on-site tanks over a seven-month period, between Feb. 25 and Sept. 30, 2010.

Connecticut customers whose most recent delivery of propane occurred during that time are urged to contact Aux Sable toll-free at (866)-473-7612 to arrange for a free inspection of their gas supply by their gas retailer. If the propane does not contain sufficient odorant, additional odorant, odorized propane or a replacement portable propane cylinder will be provided free of charge. More information is available at the propane alert website at www.propanegasalert.com.

“This recall and the provision of the list of affected retailers are good first steps. But I urge all Connecticut customers who received propane deliveries during the recall period to contact Aux Sable to see if they are covered by the recall, even if their gas retailer is not on this list,” Jepsen said. “We will monitor compliance with the recall and vigorously investigate situations where the supplier or retailers fail to comply.”

While the recall does not include consumers who received a delivery of propane after Sept. 30, 2011, “my office is in discussions with Aux Sable to determine the extent to which any additional testing is required,” Jepsen said.

“Odorant is added to propane and natural gas to alert consumers to possible leaks. Failure to detect leaking gas can result in fire, explosion and serious injuries,” said Department of Public Safety Commissioner James Thomas. The Office of State Fire Marshal fully investigated this propane issue in Connecticut and this voluntary recall will enhance the safety of propane users and the citizens of Connecticut.”

According to the list obtained by the State, the Connecticut propane retailers who received supplies from Aux Sable are: Aero-All Gas Co.; Amerigas Propane LP; Bantam Fuel; Bemer Petroleum Corp.; CUNO Inc.; Daniels Propane LLC; Ellington Energy Inc.; E. Osterman Gas Service, Inc.; Energy USA; Enterprise Products Operating, LLC; Ferrellgas; Inergy, LP; Leahy’s Fuel Inc.; Lindell Fuels and Liquid Distributors (HOCON Gas, Inc.); New England Propane; Norbert E. Mitchell Company, Inc.; Northeast Oil and Propane Inc.; Paraco Gas; Richard T. Layton Co., Inc.; Rural Gas Company; Spicer Advanced Gas Inc.; State Line Propane; Suburban Propane and Uncas Gas Company.

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