Propane Industry Urges Residential Customers to Plan for Winter Now

This fall, the Propane Education and Research Council and other propane organizations are taking proactive steps to ensure that residential propane heating customers and agribusiness operators, among others, fill up early and make arrangements with propane providers to keep their tanks full.

“America makes more than enough propane to meet U.S. demand, yet the transportation challenges we faced last winter stressed many propane providers and customers,” said Roy Willis, PERC president and CEO. “The best thing propane customers can do to avoid any weather-related difficulties this winter is fill their tanks now.”

A multimedia safety campaign, featuring TV and online advertising in states hit hardest last winter by temporary price surges and deliverability challenges, begins today. The campaign directs customers to propanecomfort.com where they can take a quiz to determine if they are adequately prepared. For those who haven’t already made arrangements, the quiz encourages users to consider early fills, automatic refills, and payment programs.

According to Willis, the most important step customers can take this winter is a simple one: to start a conversation with their local propane provider.

“By filling tanks early, customers and propane retailers, many of whom are small businesses, can better plan for supply needs and work together to ensure that everyone has a comfortable and safe winter. Because delivery and payment programs vary by company, it’s important that customers have a conversation with their provider to start making plans for winter today.”

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Date Posted: 9/17/2014