Delivery disruptions are isolated and short-term
OTTAWA, Jan. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Due to early and sustained
colder-than-normal winter temperatures coupled with
transportation-related issues, including poor road conditions, some
propane retailers in parts of Ontario and Quebec are experiencing
delays in having their supply replenished. This is causing delivery
This is not, however, reflective of a propane shortage in Canada, and
these conditions are not affecting all retailers in Ontario and Quebec.
Propane retailers in the region are leveraging their logistical
infrastructure and processes to manage these challenges and safely
deliver propane to customers.
At this time, the Canadian Propane Association (CPA) recognizes that
this is an isolated situation and does not affect the industry as a
whole. Propane retailers are working very hard to ensure that propane
is available to all customers, and the CPA continues to monitor events
These disruptions are expected to be short-term and are expected to ease
in the short-term.
In the meantime, here are some energy conservation tips to consider:
Turn down the thermostat. Manually, or using a programmable thermostat,
lower the temperature a few degrees while you are at home and lower
when you are sleeping or away.
Reduce hot water consumption. Lower the temperature setting on your
water heater. Consider showers instead of baths, and use cold water for
Reduce drafts. Install caulking and weather-stripping around windows,
doors and other openings such as ducts, fans and vents.
Keep curtains and blinds open to receive sunlight during the day, and
close them at night.
Reduce the use of fireplaces if they are only used for secondary heat or
Hang clothes on a rack to dry rather than using your propane clothes
The propane industry will continue to make every effort to provide
reliable service to its valued customers, and the Canadian Propane
Association encourages customers to contact their propane supplier
directly with any questions. Affected retailers may prioritize
deliveries based on urgency.
The Canadian Propane Association does not sell propane and is not in a
position to comment on individual business's operations. A list of
Canadian Propane Association retail members is available on the CPA
website at http://propane.ca/en/membership-events/cpa-members.
About the Canadian Propane Association
With over 350 members, the Canadian Propane Association (CPA) is the
national association for a growing, multi-billion dollar industry that
impacts the livelihood of tens of thousands of Canadians.
SOURCE: Canadian Propane Association
For further information:
Tel: (613) 683-2271