the Oklahoma LP Gas Research, Marketing and Safety Commission
has given Oklahomans rebates totalling:
About the Commission
The Commission has a variety of educational/marketing programs designed
to inform and educate the public about propane. Since its inception,
the Commission has marketed propane as sponsors of University of
Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University football and basketball.
The Commission has also marketed propane through the Oklahoma News
Network and the Oklahoma AGRINET. The Commission supplements its
radio marketing program with periodic use of Oklahoma's daily and
weekly newspapers. Since 1997, thousands have seen and heard propane's
Propane Consumer Guide
The Commission also provides a variety of marketing tools to assist
the industry. Since its inception, the Commission has provided free
of charge over 400,000 pamphlets, booklets and brochures designed
to educate and inform the users of propane. The Oklahoma Propane
Consumer Guide provides information ranging from the characteristics
of propane, to pricing, to selecting a propane supplier. This is
an excellent guide to the safe use of propane and is available free
of charge through the Commission or through local propane marketers.
Click to read the Guide.
Water Heater Rebate
Nothing gets the attention of a wise shopper better than something
for nothing. That's almost the way the Commission's rebate programs
work. Just by making the wise decision to use propane, you can qualify
for sizeable rebates. For example, the Commission offers $250 rebate
on the purchase of a propane water heater. That certainly takes
some of the sting out of a new or replacement unit. Since 1997,
the Commission has issued nearly 14,000 water heater rebates
totaling more than $2,000,000.
If you're a propane marketer, you're bound to be interested in the
Commission's media rebate program. For pre-approved advertising,
the Commission will rebate up to 50% of the cost of the ad. Click
One of the Commission's main charges and probably the principal
reason this Commission was approved by the Oklahoma Legislature
is to coordinate safety activities. The Commission's safety programs
range from training and education for propane marketers and employees
to materials that encourage the safe use of propane.
Important Propane Safety Information For You and Your Family
The latest propane safety advisory comes in the form of a brochure
produced by the Propane Education and Research Council and made
available at no cost by the LP Gas Research, Marketing and Safety
Commission. The 8-panel brochure folds to fit inside a #10 envelope and
includes important safety information including a scratch and sniff feature
designed to familiarize customers with the smell of propane. Customers
and marketers can order copies of the brochure by contacting the LP Gas
Commission or by using the order form available on this website.
Another safety program features the Commission's "Don't
Get Caught Out of Gas" brochures. This brochure
explains how to read your propane tank gauge and encourages customers
not to run out of gas. Since
1997, the Commission has distributed, through propane marketers, more
than 300,000 out-of-gas brochures free of charge.
Overfilling Prevention Device
OPD, It's the Law,
explains the new safety device required by Oklahoma statutes. As
of January 1, 2003, all propane cylinders 4 lbs. to 40 lbs. must
be equipped with an OPD. This brochure explains the way an OPD works
and why it is now a requirement. It is available either through
the Commission or through a local propane marketer. Thus far, 124,000
have been provided free of charge.
Form 4 Safety Check
The Commission also provides the Form 4 Safety Check in triplicate
at no charge to propane marketers. These forms make safety checks
that much easier. As each of the triplicate pages indicates, its
either the LP Gas Administration's copy, the dealer copy, or the
customer copy. The customer copy also features a safety/duty-to-warn
notice. Thus far, more than 200,000 have been provided to propane
dealers free of charge.
Management Safety Seminars
The Commission is also active in the training and education of propane
marketers and their employees. We now offer online training so marketers can here.
The Commission provides $30 to help replace any out-of-date or faulty
regulator. Although propane accidents are rare, faulty regulators
are often the cause. Since 1997, the Commission has provided nearly
27,000 regulator rebates equaling almost $800,000.