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Why is LPG Energy Great for Rural Households?

Nearly 15 per cent of Australia's 25-plus million population is classified as living in rural or remote areas[1].

That's more than 3.5 million people nationwide facing the challenges of life away from urban centres and the convenient and reliable utilities options available there.

Luckily, rural life doesn't have to be a struggle. While mains power may be unreliable or inaccessible for those in remote areas, LPG offers a flexible and readily available power supply to millions nationwide, making the use LPG energy great for rural households.

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Recall Published Date: 4 Nov 2018

Primus Australia Pty Ltd t/as Companion Brands — Companion Portable Butane Stoves (Single & Dual Burner)

Product Safety Recall

The ACCC - Australian Competition & Consumer Commission - has published a recall notice for two models of Companion brand portable butane stoves.

Primus Butane Stove Models

Companion single burner (COMP01023)

Companion double burner (COMP01034)

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Heritage Open Flue Gas Heaters Banned from Sale in Victoria

Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) have just taken action against two old models of open flued gas heaters.

They withdrew the Vulcan Heritage and Pyrox Heritage open flue gas heaters from sale.

If you have one of these heaters, do not use it until it can be tested by a qualified gasfitter.

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How is LPG – Propane Stored?  Safe Storage

LPG is stored in pressure vessels and it is almost always stored in its liquid form.

These vessels can range from small camping canisters to BBQ gas bottles to larger gas cylinders and much larger LPG tanks - bullets.

Storage depots may consist of large storage spheres or large buried tanks.

The liquefied gas can also be stored underground, in custom-built or prepared caverns.

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Wood vs Gas Fireplace: 12 Reasons to Choose a Gas Log Fire

Spectacular looks and a warm cozy home should be reasons enough to own a gas fireplace. 

But for the unconvinced out there, here are a dozen more great reasons that you should get a gas fireplace.

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Best Hot Water Systems: Reviews & Prices

Need a new hot water system?

Want to find the best hot water systems?

Concerned that what your plumber recommends may not be the best choice for you or your home? 

What size hot water service do I need?

Want to find the best price?

We review hot water system types and prices, comparing the pros and cons of the various alternatives, to help you make an informed decision.

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A Megajoule or MJ Probably Isn't What You Think

What is a megajoule and why does it matter when I buy a gas heater?

What size gas heater should I buy? 

Many people think they know but you might be surprised by the real answer…

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Propane - LPG Gas Smell: Ethyl Mercaptan

  • LPG (propane) smells because an odourant - Ethyl Mercaptan - is added to the gas to make it easier to detect a leak.

  • In their natural state, LPG (Propane and Butane) and Natural Gas (Methane) are all odourless gases. 

  • The distinctive smell that people associate with these gases is actually added to them as a safety measure.

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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Gas Heater or Portable Gas Heater

When it’s time to buy a new gas heater for your home, you want to make the right choice. 

There are some common mistakes that many people make, when choosing a heater.

You can sidestep these slip-ups by being informed. 

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Natural Gas Shortages Do Not Affect LPG - Is there an LPG Shortage?

LNG is not the same as LPG.  In fact, they are completely different gases.

But people are getting confused when they hear about LNG exports.

The news of late has been filled with stories about LNG exports, natural gas shortages and rising prices.

However, the media seems to be very confused when it comes to LPG, lumping it in with natural gas. 

Just as natural gas (LNG) and LPG are very different, so is the supply situation for LPG. 

In fact, it could not be more different.

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