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Propane Newsletter


Bring on the Elements and Your Business Challenges. Together we Succeed.

Weathering storms with a trusted propane partner ensures you and your customers can sleep easy at night, knowing you can both depend on the propane you need to fuel your business and their homes. We invest in reliable supply chains, trusted tools, and new innovations to help you manage costs and to help you succeed. The COOP team is as serious about your reputation as we are about ours - built by engaging our customers, rolling up our sleeves, and getting in there ourselves to help you. It is our relationships with our fellow customers that make us strong - even more so in the stormiest of times. 

Please contact our office regarding propane details including: prepaid contracts and our level pay program.  

Important Propane Safety Information

If you smell gas:

  1. NO FLAMES OR SPARKS! Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or fire.
  2. LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY! Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking.
  3. SHUT OFF THE GAS. Turn off the main gas supply valve on you propane tank if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise).
  4. REPORT THE LEAK. From a neighbor’s home or other nearby building away from the gas leak, call you propane retailer right away. If you can’t reach you propane retailer, call 911 or your local fire department.
  5. DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING OR AREA until you propane retailer, emergency responder, or qualified service technician determines that it is safe to do so.
  6. GET YOUR SYSTEM CHECKED. Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, you propane retailer or a qualified service technician must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.

Can you smell it?

Propane smells like rotten eggs, a skunk’s spray, or a dead animal. Some people may have difficulty smelling propane due to their age (older people may have a less sensitive sense of   smell); a medical condition; or the effects of medication, alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.

Odor Loss: On rare occasions, propane can lose its odor. Several things can cause this including:

  • The presence of air, water, or rust in a propane tank or cylinder
  • The passage of leaking propane through the soil

Since there is a possibility of odor loss or problems with your sense of smell, you should respond     immediately to even a faint odor of gas.

Running out of gas

Don’t run out of gas. Serious safety hazards, including fire or explosion, can result.

  • If an appliance or valve or a gas line is left open, a leak could occur when the system is recharged with propane.
  • If you propane tank runs out of gas, any pilot lights on you appliances will go out. This can be extremely dangerous.
  • A leak check is required. In many states a propane retailer or a qualified service technician must perform a leak check of you propane system before turning on the gas.

Leave it to the experts

Only a qualified service technician has the training to install, inspect, service, maintain, and repair your appliances. Have your appliances and propane system inspected just before the start of each heating season.