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Stornoway gas supplier Angus Maciver Ltd has today (Friday 20 January) warned customers that certain types of Calor gas cylinders are to be discontinued at short notice.

The Rigs Road builders’ merchants received notification today that Calor will discontinue 3.9kg propane, 4.5kg butane, 6kg propane lite, 12kg butane and cube gas cylinders as of Wednesday 1 February.

The smaller-sized gas bottles are typically in boats and caravans, which have wells or compartments for the gas bottle to sit in, specifically designed for the size of bottle. They are also used for DIY or hobby activity such as for blow-torches.

In a Facebook post this morning, Angus Maciver said: “We have limited stocks of the 3.9kg and 4.5kg and do not anticipate receiving a delivery before the discontinuation date.

“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our customers but unfortunately it is out of our control.”

The company are offering options for exchanging tanks of certain sizes, and the option to return cylinders, along with the relevant paperwork, for a deposit refund.

Returned cylinders must have the original Calor refill agreement certificate, (CRA) if the customer requires a refund.

Angus Maciver are available to answer questions on 01851 705 155, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in person at 2a Rigs Road, Stornoway.

The Herald newspaper reported earlier in the week that North Sea oil and gas firms supplying the Mossmorran natural gas liquids plant in Fife believe the LPG can be sold into the European natural gas market for a much higher return – chasing up the soaring price of natural gas.

It reported  that J Gas, a major Bathgate-based provider of LPG to Scottish homes and businesses discovered the issue when finding out that a key supplier said it would no longer be providing the LPG from the facility near Cowdenbeath. The plant has supplied J Gas with 90% of its LPG in the past 25 years. J Gas say that they were told the decision applies to all suppliers of LPG in Scotland, which equates to nearly 30% of the UK market.

Picture from Angus Maciver Ltd.