Understanding Propane Gas Safety

Phillips Energy opens new blog series on safety with tips on how to recognize a propane gas leak.

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Founded in 1946, Phillips Energy, Inc. is one of upper Tidewater, Va.’s only providers of heating oil, on and off road diesel, gasoline, propane, dyed and cleared kerosene and lubricants.

Gloucester, VA (PRWEB) December 24, 2013

Have a propane gas stove, fireplace or other appliance in your home? In its new Blog, and a new series of educational posts on safety, Phillips Energy, Inc. recently advised propane gas consumers to educate themselves on the warning signs of a propane leak.

“Here at Phillips Energy, there is no question what comes first – safety,” Phillips Energy wrote on its Blog. “But safety doesn't stop with us. It's important to understand what to do if you suspect that your propane gas may be leaking.”

Propane gas, Phillips Energy explained, is invisible to the eye. However, there are other ways to detect a leak through sight and smell.

“If there is a leak, the scent of propane will resemble rotten eggs, a skunk's spray, or a dead animal,” Phillips Energy wrote.

Because propane is hard to detect for some, Phillips Energy recommends purchasing a propane gas detector.

As for sight, Phillips Energy recommends looking first to see if a propane gas appliance’s pilot light is on.

“If your system's pilot light repeatedly goes out or is very difficult to light, there may be a problem,” Phillips Energy wrote. “If your pilot light is out, do not attempt to fix the problem by yourself.”

Phillips Energy can be reached at 804.642.2166 or 804.725.9020. Report leaks and call 911.

“Remember, if there is a leak, do not operate lights, appliances, phones or anything that has a flame or sparks.”

Phillips Energy launched its new web site, which includes the energy Blog, earlier this month as part of its efforts to update and enhance its technologies.

In addition to the enhancements already live on the site – which includes, among other features, an up-to-the-minute pricing page for its fuel station in Hayes, Va., propane safety tips, information about alternative energies and a new Blog – Phillips Energy plans to layer in additional automated services through the web site, such as online bill pay and an ability to request services.

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About Phillips Energy:

Founded in 1946, Phillips Energy, Inc. is one of upper Tidewater, Va.’s only providers of heating oil, on and off road diesel, gasoline, propane, dyed and cleared kerosene and lubricants. Phillips Energy serves businesses and families in, among other locations, Gloucester, Mathews, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Toano, Newport News, Hampton and Chesapeake.

Phillips Energy also features a propane gas distribution division, propane appliance installation and service, HVAC installation and service and a 24-hour retail fuel facility. Located at 2586 George Washington Memorial Highway in Hayes, Va., the retail facility offers fueling for private and public fleets with gasoline, diesel, propane auto gas, E85 flex fuel, and 20 percent biodiesel.

Phillips Energy also has a location at 18404 John Clayton Memorial Highway in Mathews, Va.

Learn more about Phillips Energy at http://www.PhillipsOilAndGas.com.


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