On the Autogas website: "Calor will continue to supply LPG for transport into the existing network of around 1000 refuelling sites across the UK" and there is a list of 90 stations planned for closure, with dates.
The laws of supply and demand suggest that if a major supplier withdraws from the market others may feel able to put up their prices.I see this as good news. Shell were keeping the prices high so I never bought from them.
Their withdrawal from the market means that other suppliers who are more reasonably-priced are more likely to stay viable.
I think there is a good chance of a revival of the LPG-fuelled market, whether it is IC engines or fuel cells powered by propane.
That may be true, but if the supplier that withdraws had been consistently charging higher prices, their impact on the market prices was probably to push them up rather than down.The laws of supply and demand suggest that if a major supplier withdraws from the market others may feel able to put up their prices.
If the cost to change a 13kg bottle is about £25 or so, that works out at about 99p per litre.On the IOM there’s only one supplier, 99p a litre. However I’d rather that than none available. I expect that prices will rise as outlet numbers fall, but so be it if it remains available.
Whilst common practice in Africa, decanting bottles is bloody stupid , just make sure you let me know so I can be nowhere near, sure fire way of giving the hse a dicky fit,,,If really stuck, there is a way to fill your system.
Get a catering size propane 19kg (65p per litre) or 47kg (55p per litre), get a Gaslow hose to fit from bottle to exterior filler point. Tip bottle upside down, preferably in the sun & the contents should transfer in a few hours.
I learnt this trick in Morocco where a lot of vanners were doing it as lpg was cheaper than bottled water.