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Fishing DealsSpring means the start of fishing season! So to celebrate, our Esko, Minnesota branch will be offering great deals on propane cylinders. Stop by April 25th through May 13th and get 20 lb cylinders for $10 and 30 lb cylinders for $18. Prices good only at the Esko location.

For more information, contact the Esko branch.

Grill Safety LakesSpring means grill season! But choosing the right cut of meat isn’t the only thing to consider. It’s important to grill safely so your barbecue doesn’t end with a trip to the emergency room.

So, before you turn on your propane grill, review these safety tips from our friends at the Propane Education and Research Council.

Follow the Manufacturer’s Instructions
Using one grill doesn’t mean you’ve mastered them all. Your grill may have unique instructions for operating, lighting, cleaning and storing. So give the owner’s manual a read before you fire it up.

Grill in a Safe Location
PERC recommends staying at least 5 feet away from the house on a flat surface so your grill doesn’t tip. Make sure patio furniture, trees, pets and people are well out of the way, too.

Check for Leaks
After a winter tucked away, it’s best to check your grill connections before your first cookout. Try a solution of water and dish soap. If you see bubbles that get larger, you’ve got a leak. Replace the connection before using the grill. Then, retest to be sure the connection is free of leaks.

Stick Around
Don’t leave your grill unattended while you’re cooking. Keep an eye on it so you can respond to any issues before they become dangerous.

Need to stock up on propane? Contact us.

Propane Green gasIf you’re looking for a greener solution to your energy needs, look no further than propane. It’s not hazardous to the environment if released as a vapor or liquid. And unlike gasoline, a large-scale propane skills has no lasting effects beyond freezing organisms it touches.

Here are some more environmentally-friendly facts about propane, courtesy of

• Propane is not classified as a greenhouse gas.
• Propane does not damage freshwater or saltwater plant or animal life.
• It won’t harm soil if spilled on the ground.
• Propane will not cause harm to drinking water supplies.
• Its vapor will not cause air pollution.
• Propane vapor is not harmful if accidentally inhaled by birds, animals or people.
• Propane will only cause bodily harm if it comes in contact with the skin in its liquid form.

So go ahead, power your life with propane knowing you won’t be harming the environment.

Have questions? Contact Lakes Gas.

Spring From LakesThe sun is shining. The birds are chirping. And that can only mean one thing.

It’s almost time for summer grilling season!

Well, okay, it’s also spring. But at Lakes Gas, spring means we’re gearing up for propane-powered grill sessions.

All of us at Lakes Gas wish you good weather, great times, and happy grilling well into fall.

Need to stock up on propane? Contact us!

Propane Autogas Lakes ImageNext time you’re stuck in traffic, think about this.

The same propane you use to fire up the grill at home is powering some of the cars and trucks in the lane next to you.

Here are some reasons propane-fueled vehicles are gaining popularity, according to the Alternative Fuels Data Center.

• It usually costs less than gasoline
• It has a higher octane rating than gasoline
• It has a lower BTU rating than gas, meaning lower fuel economy, but the price per gallon quickly offsets the difference.
• It has lower maintenance costs for high-mileage vehicles
• It leads to improved engine life over gasoline
• It reduces cold start problems associated with gasoline

Of course, this doesn’t mean you should pull your gas-powered vehicle up to your local propane company next time you’re low on gas. Vehicles have to be converted to run on propane. But it could be something to look into next time you update your fleet, or buy a new car.

To find out more about propane for vehicles, contact Lakes Gas.

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