Aabco Propane Inc Fuelling a Greener Tomorrow The implementation of Ontario Regulation 440 / 08 and living with this new legislation
Facts about Propane in Ontario*
Ontario consumes roughly 650 million kilograms of propane each year.
5,800 storage facilities are licensed for propane storage.
Ontario measured favourably when compared with other provinces.
5% of the world’s propane supply comes from Canada.
34% of propane demand is for consumption in Canada.
66% is for export mostly to the U. S.
20,000 Ontario residents rely on propane.
Propane storage throughout Ontario
Fixed Storage and Facilities
30,000 -100,000 USWG
More than 100,000
Number of Facilities
Propane Safety Facts
About 5,000 people are employed in the propane industry in Ontario at the retail level.
Propane is a safe fuel when handled properly. All employees have been trained and we are regulated by T S S A.
Workers have ongoing and up-to-date training.
Firefighters and emergency responders in our area have been trained in all areas of safety with Propane.
Safety is our number one priority
Propane Storage& Safety
The Canadian Propane Industry is very efficient making sure the product safely goes to the consumer
Propane storage facilities are most commonly referred to as Bulk Plants
Filling stations are used to fill cylinders & bulk delivery trucks
Propane storage facilities have excellent Safety records
Propane filling stations / bulk plants utilize rigorous employee training with careful planning to ensure SAFETY
Every propane storage facility, by law, is required to have an emergency plan in effect with an EMERGENCY STOP system in place.
Propane & you
The Aabco Propane Inc.storage facility is a well-organized operation offering excellent customer service.
Our storage facility compared to other industrial complexes in our city rarely emits noxious orders, & is barely audible even when within close proximity.
Propane is non-toxic and does not produce pollutants.
Propane can be stored safely above or below ground.
If there is a propane spill ,the product will quickly dissipate into the atmosphere .
Propane will not disturb the natural environment leaving no residue unlike other petroleum products.
Aabco Propane Inc. is locally owned & operated We live where we sell.
Aabco Propane and the employees of our company are committed to fuelling a Greener tomorrow for our families and yours.
Propane & our neighbors
Q: Will a propane facility affect our homes’ value ?
A: New propane facilities are located in areas that are zoned for commercial or industrial installations.
Q: Is a propane facility harmful to the environment? A: Propane is a non-toxic petroleum derivative. Propane will dissipate into the air if spilled, and will NOT adversely affect groundwater or soil.
Safety and Security
Aabco Propane Inc. is proud to continue over 20 years of incident free service to our neighbors and customers
Should an emergency incident occur Aabco Propane Inc. is able to provide audible and visual alarms in the form of sirens and lights indicating an emergency situation.
New programs are in place for proximity stakeholders to report incidents requiring immediate attention on a 24 / 7 basis
Aabco and first response Connects Tecumseh,Windsor,Lakeshore Fire Departments to the latest available resources.
Questions and Answers
Q: Will adjacent property owners be annoyed by odours?
A: The normal operation of a propane storage facility does not produce odours that affect our neighbors. On very rare occasions adjacent property owners may sense the smell of the odourant used in propane
Q: Is a propane facility noisy?
A: Compared to typical industrial sites, propane facilities do not produce a significant amount of noise.
Q: Do propane storage facilities have a good safety record?
A: Propane storage facilities have an excellent safety record
Q: Are we at risk by living near a propane storage and dispensing facility?
A: There is always a small amount of risk associated with ALL FUELS, whether it is the heating oil that heats our homes or the fuel that powers our cars and trucks. In comparison, the risk is much less than that of death by lightning strikes ,or tornadoes.
Q: Are local fire departments trained to assist in a propane fire or emergency?
A: YES, both Windsor & Tecumseh Fire Departments have been trained with Aabco Propane Inc.providing the training services.