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Calor goes on offensive as St Fergus closure hits LPG supplies

Calor is guaranteeing farmers stable prices and secure supplies after it was confirmed that LPG prices are to rise due to the temporary closure of the St Fergus gas terminal.

 

The rural LPG supplier will be holding its price despite the closure and is embarking on a major marketing offensive in Scotland to raise awareness of an alternative option for hard-pressed farmers.

Early estimates suggest the three-week closure will cost farmers more than 3p a litre or £60 per tonne due to the extra haulage required by some suppliers to reach customers from other gas terminals.

But Calor says its trunking fleet is able to get sufficient supply into Scotland from other sites immediately and it will do so at no extra cost to customers.

Paul Blacklock, Head of Corporate Affairs at Calor, said: “We see it as our job to keep farmers supplied with energy. Our supply network is highly efficient and can react to changing circumstances, which is why Calor so outperformed our competitors during the severe weather in December 2010.

“We can move quickly and get supplies into customers who want to ensure a secure and cost effective LPG supply to meet their crop drying requirements. At a time when hard-pressed farmers are already struggling with high diesel prices, we want them to be aware that they don’t have to accept prices rises on LPG due to a temporary gas terminal closure.”

 

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