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    • scooter74
    • By scooter74 31st Jan 11, 9:22 PM
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    scooter74
    47kg Propane Calor Gas Prices - What are you paying?
    • #1
    • 31st Jan 11, 9:22 PM
    47kg Propane Calor Gas Prices - What are you paying? 31st Jan 11 at 9:22 PM
    I would like to start a website which tracks bottled 47kg gas prices across the country in order to fight for the energy minister to regulate propane gas prices and remove the VAT from it. There are no websites which compare prices. I live in a rural area and have no real alternative Since I moved in in 2006, my 47kg gas price has risen from £26 to, today £56.50. Five years 102%. Since many people who live in rural areas are already paying the most for energy and have disproportionately low incomes I think a campaign on this is long overdue.

    Please post your location and price you are paying. If we all do it we can make a case to the government for regulation or some kind of subsidy which puts propane on a par with mains gas. Sadly overdue I think.

    So, I'll start Basildon, Essex: £56.50
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  • EllisPeter
    Two years ago I was paying approx £46 for a 47Kg cylinder (heating Vat rate), my boiler (over 20 years old) was getting to the end of it's life. I had to think seriously about the cost of replacement (80 year old pensioner at that time). After careful research I decided to go all electric. Oil filled radiators, convector heaters, fan heaters, instant water heater, electric cooker and electric shower. Cost to convert, just under £1,000. My fuel bills for the subsequent two years were cut by 1/3 from almost £1,500 to £1,000 per annum. With the price increases shown on here I must be saving even more than that. The scrap value of the central heating was £72.
    Last edited by EllisPeter; 29-06-2011 at 10:06 PM. Reason: addition
    • bobhawke
    • By bobhawke 30th Jun 11, 8:37 AM
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    bobhawke
    Any one know of a cheep supplier in the Falkirk area I am paying £70 Delivered

    Thanks James
    Originally posted by Orkatec
    Jgas. Much better than Calor and Flogas.
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 4th Jul 11, 7:32 PM
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    mardatha
    We pay £62 delivered.
  • boycie2010
    Paid £54.95 yesterday down here in Cornwall.
    Originally posted by RomaN
    Where abouts did you get it from.
  • Wayland
    Carmarthenshire 26 Aug 2011 2x47 Kg -£107.90 Delivered and fitted one bottle marked Alta Gas and one Flogas
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 27th Aug 11, 3:13 PM
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    mardatha
    I'm going to get my supplier about this, we're paying too much !
    • fallen121
    • By fallen121 28th Aug 11, 7:23 PM
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    fallen121
    £65 delivered. When we got the system in 2007 it was £40 delivered, so has gone up £25 in less than 4 years. East Coast of Scotland. Only one supplier here (comes from St Andrews). To get it from anywhere else would negate the saving because of the petrol cost of fetching it.

    Absolutely useless for heating the house - we can use a bottle a week in winter. So we use it for hot water only and rely on electric heaters/coal fire/woolly jumpers.
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    • woodbine
    • By woodbine 28th Aug 11, 11:41 PM
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    woodbine
    £44 delivered chesterfield derbyshire
    • s b
    • By s b 29th Aug 11, 12:02 AM
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    s b
    i get mine from energas
    might help someone as they are always the cheapest everytime i ring round in the winter
  • MrC1
    hi i am in Gloucestershire.today's price is £48.50 each.lets hope they don't go up. In Nov 2007 they were £32.27
  • frugalstephen
    hi i am in Gloucestershire.today's price is £48.50 each.lets hope they don't go up. In Nov 2007 they were £32.27
    Originally posted by MrC1
    Not sure what you're complaining about - have you read the other prices on here?? I'm still paying nearly £90 for ONE 47Kg bottle. I'd take your current price any day...
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 24th Oct 11, 11:31 AM
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    mardatha
    Well isnt this odd how wildly the prices vary ? I paid £62 delivered last time.. it certainly pays to shop around if you possibly can. I just use it for cooking.
  • mypinknee
    Best price gas
    hi i am in Gloucestershire.today's price is £48.50 each.lets hope they don't go up. In Nov 2007 they were £32.27
    Originally posted by MrC1
    Hi I am in Gloucestershire too where did you get that price? Please.
    To be perfectly frank and honest....
    the pound in your pocket is worth...
    • bobthedambuilder
    • By bobthedambuilder 3rd Nov 11, 2:03 PM
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    Rural South Cheshire - just paid £52.50 yesterday.
    • poly1
    • By poly1 3rd Nov 11, 9:23 PM
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    poly1
    South Lincolnshire paid £54.25 each, they have gone down 25p a bottle since I last got any
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    • jess1974
    • By jess1974 3rd Nov 11, 9:49 PM
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    Bloody hell after reading this thread i'm now glad i've got oil heating !!!
    • woodbine
    • By woodbine 4th Nov 11, 11:22 PM
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    woodbine
    Bloody hell after reading this thread i'm now glad i've got oil heating !!!
    Originally posted by jess1974
    we use lpg for water and CH,so far 1x 47kg at £44 has lasted almost 17 weeks over the summer,ok it may last only 2/3 weeks in a bad winter but overall our lpg and leccy should work out £200 a year cheaper for this 2 bed house as opposed to our 3 bed which was mains gas
    • ICV
    • By ICV 9th Nov 11, 11:50 AM
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    I'd like to know why there's such a huge discrepancy in price depending on where about in the country you are e.g.

    £44 Derbyshire (post #57)
    £75 Ross-shire (me, April)

    I can appreciate transport costs would have some effect but not as much as 70%
    • woodbine
    • By woodbine 11th Nov 11, 7:09 PM
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    woodbine
    I'd like to know why there's such a huge discrepancy in price depending on where about in the country you are e.g.

    £44 Derbyshire (post #57)
    £75 Ross-shire (me, April)

    I can appreciate transport costs would have some effect but not as much as 70%
    Originally posted by ICV
    post #51 £90 makes that over 100%
  • Borrel
    Flogas is now £67.50 for 47k, slightly less when buying more. I'm thinking of going electric...
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