Propane odorant warning issued in Canada

November 2, 2015 By    

Some propane distributed in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan might not have the required level of propane odorant as prescribed by the Canadian Standards Association, according to the Canadian Propane Association.

Odorant is important as a safety precaution, according to the association, which advises consumers to contact their propane supplier for information. The association also advises consumers not to test propane themselves and to have working carbon monoxide and propane gas detectors in their homes.

Some propane that did not contain the proper amount of odorant, shipped from a Canadian facility, also reached marketers and end users in Minnesota, the Minnesota Propane Association reports. Affected companies and consumers have been notified and steps to address the situation have been taken, the association adds.

The incident serves as a reminder for marketers to sniff-test loads being delivered to bulk plants and end-use customers, the association says. The association advises marketers to contact their suppliers with any concerns.

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Kevin Yanik was a senior editor at LP Gas Magazine.

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