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Calor Gas confirms U-turn on ‘discontinued’ 3.9kg and 4.5kg bottles

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Calor Gas is to continue the supply of its 3.9kg propane and 4.5kg butane cylinders, having previously announced that it would be phasing them out.

In January 2023, the firm said it would be discontinuing them from 1 February, 2023.

In recent weeks, a message from the Calor Network Team has been circulated on social media.

It states that following the recent modernisation of Calor Gas’s filling centres, it could now increase the supply of 3.9kg propane and 4.5kg butane cylinders – although, no statement appeared on the firm’s website confirming its decision.

The Calor Gas Press Office has now confirmed that it is returning 3.9kg propane and 4.5kg butane cylinders back into circulation and is “working hard to return supply to normal as soon as possible”.

In 2022, Calor Gas blamed the shortage of 4.5kg and 7kg cylinders on a shortage of workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic and high seasonal demand.

In January 2023, the firm announced that from 1 February 2023, it was discontinuing its 4.5kg butane cylinders and 3.9kg propane cylinders, along with the Cube, 6 Lite Propane and 12kg Butane cylinders

Following widespread concern, Calor Gas announced in April that it would be extending the phasing out period to allow customers to source “an alternative way to power their onboard facilities”, although stressed at the time that it would still be discontinuing 4.5kg butane and 3.9kg propane cylinders from its range.

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