Oklahoma Propane Gas Association
Kris Sanders, Executive Director
405-424-1775
opga@okpropane.org

March 18, 2020

Oklahoma LP Gas Board
Larry Snodgrass, Administrator
405-521-2458
Larry.Snodgrass@lpgas.ok.gov

March 18, 2020

DON’T GET CAUGHT OUT OF GAS

Propane Customers Encouraged To Not Let Their Tanks Run Empty
To Further Minimize Their Risk of Exposure to Covid-19

Oklahoma City, OK (March 18, 2020) As concerns regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) spread throughout our state, the health and well-being of our customers and employees are a top priority of the Oklahoma Propane Gas Association and the Oklahoma LP Gas Board.

In these unprecedented times, we want to help propane company employees and consumers minimize their risk of exposure to the Coronavirus. Every precautionary measure is being taken to safeguard against this health threat. However, to reduce the risk even further, we encourage propane consumers to keep their tanks full.

There are strict laws regarding out-of-gas situations. These regulations require anyone delivering propane to an out-of-gas customer (or new customer) to perform a complete system check before the tank is refilled. This leak/safety check requires your propane professional to enter your home, therefore creating a personal contact situation.

Kris Sanders, OPGA Executive Director said, “We want to make sure our propane customers always have the heat and hot water they need. However, we want to keep them and our employees safe during this current health crisis”

OPGA and the LP Gas Board recommend contacting your propane dealer to refill your tank before it reaches 25% capacity. You can monitor your tank levels by reading the gauge attached to your tank.

Larry Snodgrass, LP Gas Board Administrator stated, “It all comes down to service and safety. We want to provide uninterrupted service to propane consumers but need to protect everyone involved at the same time.”