Calor to continue supply of 3.9kg Propane and 4.5kg Butane Cylinders

Published: Thursday, 25 January 2024

THE BSS Welcomes Calor's confirmation of the continued supply both of 3.9kg Propane and 4.5kg Butane Cylinders.

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These had been discontinued, causing problems to boaters using these sizes, but pressure from the BSS has resulted in a change of mind from Calor with the announcement they will now be continued.

The BSS welcomes this latest announcement to continue to supply these smaller cylinders as it could mean that boaters may not need to make any changes to the boat’s LPG system to suit a different size of cylinder.

BSS appreciate Calor listening to its concerns of both the BSS and boating groups as well as the many individuals since its original announcement to discontinue the sizes this time last year.

Calor confirms

"We can confirm that we continue to supply and refill 3.9kg propane and 4.5kg butane cylinders and will not be phasing them out of circulation as announced last year. Customers using these cylinder sizes told us they were frustrated by the limited availability of alternatives. We listened to their concerns and during 2023 we reviewed options for maintaining supply.

"We have continued to fill a small number of these cylinder sizes during the review period. Following recent modernisation to our filling plants and cylinder refurbishment facilities, we can now start to increase supply, but it will take some time for cylinders requiring refurbishment to be returned to circulation. Therefore, while supplies remain limited, we can only exchange cylinders on a one-for-one basis and so are currently unable to swap large cylinders for small or issue new cylinders. When the situation changes, we will communicate this.

‘We are starting to increase the number of these cylinder sizes into our retail network and Calor Distribution Centres. it will take time to return supply to normal, but we are working hard to do this as soon as possible and will keep customers informed."