Propane Safety in Southeastern MA

While propane is a safe fuel source for your Southeastern Massachusetts home or business, you want to be aware of proper propane safety tips and measures. That’s why Star Petroleum is here to provide you with important information should you ever experience a propane emergency.  To ensure you and your family stay informed, we highly recommend reading this page and bookmarking it for future reference. If you were to experience a propane leak, follow the steps below.

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Smelling Propane

To aid in detection of a leak, propane has an added odorant making propane smell like rotten eggs, a skunk’s spray, or a dead animal. If you believe you smell propane gas in your home or around your property, follow the steps below right away.


If You Smell Propane in Your Home

  1. Extinguish flames and sparks. Put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Avoid using anything that can create a spark or an electrical charge such as lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones that can ignite an explosion or fire.
  2. Leave the area. Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking.
  3. Shut off the gas. If it is safe to do so, turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise). If you have more than one tank, turn them all off.
  4. Report the leak. Call your propane supplier right away—from a neighbor’s home or nearby building—and if you can’t reach them, call 911 or your local fire department.
  5. Do not return to the building or area. Wait until your propane supplier, an emergency responder, or a qualified service technician determines that it is safe to do so.
  6. Get your system checked. Have your propane supplier or qualified service technician check your entire system before attempting to use any of your propane appliances.

In an Emergency

Remember in case of an emergency you should call us directly at (508) 543-5200 to reach our emergency technicians, as it is the fastest way to get in touch with us. Star Petroleum takes your safety seriously and will always have emergency technicians on call to be there for you anytime.
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