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No Overseas Call Centres for Elgas

The news is unfortunately full of stories of Australian jobs being shipped overseas with the increasing use of foreign call centres. 
Recently, one of our large multi-energy competitors started using an overseas call centre, which prompted questions regarding our intentions.  
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Effortless LPG - A Quick Self-Assessment

Your home LPG can be as hassle free as natural gas, with our Effortless LPG™ programme.  
This quick self-assessment will let you know if your home installation qualifies for this great LPG gas supply option.
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10 Reasons Why Swap is Better than Refilling

Why should you use swap instead of refilling? The simple answer is that you are getting much more than just the gas and there is no waiting to refill gas bottle at petrol station...

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Cooking For Life Update

COOKING FOR LIFE is a five-year global plan developed to reduce death and illness caused by lack of access to clean cooking fuels.

The aim is to help one billion people transition from cooking with traditional fuels to cleaner-burning LPG by 2030.

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The Great 9kg vs 8.5kg Gas Bottle Puzzlement

Many people wonder why some BBQ gas bottles are labelled as “9kg” while others are labelled as “8.5kg” when they look the same? 
The fact is that they are one in the same.  
Then, the obvious question is “Why are they labelled differently?”
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Out of This World LPG BBQ Trivia!

Did you know there is LPG in space?
Not as convenient as your local petrol station but...


Titan is Saturn’s largest moon. 
The large cloud covered moon has always been a bit of a mystery since its discovery, in 1655, by Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens.
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Gas Bottle Testing - LPG Gas Cylinder Testing Procedure - LPG Gas Bottle Expiry Date

Gas bottle expiry date stamped into the neck ring

The gas bottle expiry date is marked on the bottle with the month and 2 digits of the year. If a gas bottle is undamaged, it can be refilled an unlimited number of times prior to expiry. Once older than 10 years, it must be inspected and tested by a licensed test station, prior to refilling.

Gas bottle expiry date stamps are first applied by the manufacturer. As long as the bottle remains undamaged, it can be refilled without limit in the first 10 years. Once a bottle is over 10 year, it must be re-inspected before refilling. The gas bottle expiry date and manufacturer is stamped into the neck ring, as shown.

LPG gas cylinder testing regulations require that gas cylinders be inspected and tested every ten years. It is both dangerous and illegal to fill out-of-date or damaged cylinders. Expiry requires LPG gas cylinder testing and re-stamping, by an approved test station, prior to refilling.

LPG gas cylinder testing includes LPG gas bottle expiry confirmation; Degassing; Internal inspection; External inspection; Valve inspection or replacement; and New LPG gas bottle expiry date stamp. The testing is done every 10 or 15 years, depending on the vessel size and the country.

Gas cylinder testing is the periodic inspection and hydrostatic testing (in some cases) of gas cylinders.

LPG gas cylinder testing must be done every ten or fifteen years by a licensed test station. LPG gas cylinder testing procedure may also include any refurbishment or painting required.

LPG Gas Bottle Expiry Date

The LPG gas bottle expiry date exists for safety reasons. The first LPG gas bottle expiry date is 10 years from the date of manufacture, which is either painted on the gas bottle or stamped into the neck ring. The gas bottle must be tested after expiry. If it passes, a new LPG gas bottle expiry date is placed on the gas bottle indicative of 10 years from the re-test date.

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Removalists & Moving or Storing Gas Bottles

You are moving a long distance or putting your home contents in temporary storage.
Then the removalist or storage company won't take your gas bottle, full or empty.  
What can you do?
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Caravan Gas Bottle Storage - Regulations - 9kg Gas Bottle Holders

There have been a number of discussions on various online forums relating to the type of gas bottle required for use on caravans. 
However, the comments being shared in these forums are perpetuating urban myths that have no basis in fact.

Specifically, claims that you can only use gas bottles with certain Coating Classification Codes on a caravan and that the use of the wrong gas bottle could void your insurance. 

There is no truth to either of these contentions.
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Home LPG users, please see How Long Does a 45kg Gas Bottle Last

How Long Will a 9kg Gas Bottle Last - How Long Does a Gas Bottle Last - How Long Does BBQ Gas Last - How Long Does Patio Gas Last

A 9kg gas bottle will last about 7 to 8 days cooking a meal a day on a 4 burner BBQ grill, assuming a one hour cook time per meal.  A 9kg gas bottle (patio gas) will last about 29 hours, when cooking with a small 2 burner compact BBQ used on high.


How long does a BBQ gas bottle last in a BBQ or heater depends on the burner size. It will last even longer on lower settings or if only one burner is turned on.

Patio gas (20 lb) will last 12 hours with a 35 MJ patio gas heater. This is based on using the HIGH setting and will last longer if turned down.

A small table top heater will last about 36 hours on a 9kg gas bottle. A 9kg BBQ gas bottle will last 6.5 hours with a large 4 burner BBQ.

How long does a gas bottle last depends on the gas consumption rating, in MJ or BTU, of the BBQ or patio heater being used.

How long does a 9kg gas bottle last (how long does BBQ gas last) is one of the most frequently asked questions.


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