Western Gas Partners recalls propane that may lack odorant

December 29, 2017 By    

The recall involves propane that was sold at retail locations in portable cylinders. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Western Gas Partners LP is recalling propane that may not contain sufficient levels of odorant.

According to a recall summary from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recall involves under-odorized propane that was delivered to consumers’ storage tanks and sold at retail locations in portable cylinders. The recalled propane was distributed from two Western Gas facilities in Wyoming to locations in Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming from April 2015 through October 2017. About 45.7 million gallons are expected to be affected.

Western Gas says it has notified its potentially affected customers, which are typically wholesale distributors that resell the propane to other distributors or retailers and consumers. Local suppliers are inspecting the propane delivered to customer tanks to determine whether the tanks contain a sufficient level of odorant and are adding odorant to tanks if necessary, the Texas-based company adds.

The CPSC says tanks refilled after November 2017 or inspected for the level of odorant are not affected.

The remedy is repair and replace with an inspection, according to the CPSC. If an inspection confirms the propane contains insufficient levels of odorant, the company says it will arrange for additional odorization or replacement. Additionally, customers can call the company hotline (toll-free at 833-444-1451 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain time Monday through Friday) to determine if their propane has been affected and, if so, return the cylinder to retailers for a replacement.

No injuries or incidents have been reported.

For more information about the recall, visit www.propaneawareness.com.

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Joe McCarthy was an associate editor at LP Gas Magazine.

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