An update on propane prices

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 by

Dear valued Burkardt’s LP Gas customer, You have likely seen or heard recent news reports of propane shortages and price increases across the U.S. Several stories have noted propane prices in the Midwest exceeding $5 per gallon. Numerous factors have contributed to this situation including extreme cold throughout the nation resulting in record demand and

Because propane is an odorless, colorless gas, ethyl mercaptan is added. This gives propane its strong, unpleasant smell of rotten eggs, a skunk’s spray, or a dead animal. Propane manufacturers add this smell deliberately to help alert customers in the event of a propane leak, which can create a safety hazard. TAKE THE SNIFF TEST. Make sure everyone in your home or

Rebates are available for several propane appliances through the Illinois Propane Gas Association’s Safe Installation of Energy-Efficient Propane Appliances program. Once a qualifying appliance is inspected and a pressure test is completed by Burkardt’s L.P. Gas you will be eligible for the rebate. Propane is a far more efficient choice to run appliances than electric, and also a more environmentally-friendly option.

Most of you have seen propane grill tank exchange cabinets at gas stations, convenience stores, and big box stores. Did you know that most cylinder exchange cabinets DO NOT fill the cylinder to its maximum allowable level? A grill cylinder holds approximately 20 pounds of propane. However, most cylinder exchange cabinets only fill them to 15 or 17 pounds. That’s up

Propane is quickly becoming the fuel of choice when it comes to lawn and landscape equipment. Propane is a much less expensive and more environmental option than gas or diesel because it costs less and is cleaner-burning than gasoline or diesel, emitting 60 to 70 percent less smog. Propane engines also require less maintenance and last longer than those operating on gasoline. The

Manager’s Message

Friday, 09 August 2013 by

It is fascinating to watch the rebirth of the American Oil Industry! After years of declining production, the U.S. is now ramping up for more production than ever. By September 2013, the production of domestic crude oil is expected to exceed the import of crude oil for the first time since 1995. And, by the end of 2014, daily domestic production

Your safety is always our first priority at Burkardt’s L.P. Gas. That’s why we’ve implemented a regulator replacement program to ensure your propane system is operating safely and efficiently. We will be inspecting all propane regulators for age, location, and proper operation. You might see a Burkardt’s L.P. Gas technician inspecting your regulator when we’re out making deliveries. Please give

No one likes unexpected surprises in their monthly bills. If that includes you, take a minute and enroll in our convenient Budget Pay program. This worry-free payment option averages your annual propane usage and spreads your propane bill into equal monthly payments all year. You’ll enjoy our Fixed Price Guarantee ensuring your price never increases all year. Payments are interest free as