Calor Gas has confirmed that although it will discontinue its 4.5kg butane and 3.9kg propane cylinders, the phasing out period has been extended

Calor has confirmed that its decision to streamline its gas cylinder range remains firm – and the 4.5kg butane and 3.9kg propane cylinders will still be discontinued.

However, after listening to affected users, Calor has decided on a longer phasing out period to allow users time to prepare.

A spokesperson said: “To support these customers, we will, subject to availability, continue to exchange and refill serviceable 3.9kg propane and 4.5kg butane cylinders, phasing them out of supply over a longer time.

“These cylinders will still be discontinued from our range, but this limited additional supply will give customers additional time to source an alternative way to power their onboard facilities.

“There is a limited number of in-service cylinders and this stock will be available in exchange for an empty cylinder at Calor’s Distribution Centres.

“Customers will need to phone their nearest centre to check if they have stock, place an exchange order, pay for the gas and obtain an order number prior to collection,” said the spokesperson.

More details are on the Calor website

The decision to immediately discontinue the Cube, 6kg Lite Propane and 12kg Butane cylinders will go ahead as planned.

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Hillary Corney, chairman of the southern area group of the Westerly Owners’ Association, said: “Members are pleased with the announcement from Calor that they have decided to continue filling the vital bottles which fit our gas lockers.

“We are disappointed they’ll not be replenishing bottles and all involved in the campaign to get Calor to reverse their withdrawal decision will continue to fight to maintain affordable gas supplies in appropriately sized bottles,” he added.

The Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) praised Calor for listening to concerns.

“Our advice to boaters is to take advantage of this new Calor position and use the opportunity to ensure any changes are compliant with LPG Codes of Practice and BSS Requirements,” said the BSS.

In the coming weeks the BSS will add information to its website to help affected boat owners transition to alternatives.

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