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Message started by Stuandeve on May 5th, 2011 at 1:41pm

Title: Gas man
Post by Stuandeve on May 5th, 2011 at 1:41pm
Where has the gas man gone? Used to be by the river near the police station, then he moved up by the bridge, but cant find him at all now, and the shop is shut.

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by chrispain on May 5th, 2011 at 3:08pm
Seems that the petrol stations are now selling gas, the one in Xerta sells it for the same price

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by hazelnut on May 5th, 2011 at 4:34pm
The Gas Man no longer cometh then!!

Shame there is!!

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by flintstones on May 5th, 2011 at 6:35pm
There was a sign by the bridge which said gas man only here in a morning , That was last week.So unless it has changed ,who knows , this is spain  ;D

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by nen on May 5th, 2011 at 6:51pm

wrote on May 5th, 2011 at 6:35pm:
There was a sign by the bridge which said gas man only here in a morning , That was last week.So unless it has changed ,who knows , this is spain  ;D

someone as asked what i was going to ask WERES THE GAS MAN GONE? the garage in tortosa as u come out to go to tivenys sells different gas bottles and says  he can't sell any to you as its a different company AS SPAIN GONE MAD  or is it me  :-/

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by hazelnut on May 5th, 2011 at 7:24pm
Can't possibly be you Nen!! LOL ;D ;D

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by hazelnut on May 5th, 2011 at 7:29pm
I found out what has happened to the Gas Man!!

http://youtu.be/0Cbj2jOozyo

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by ebrorob on May 5th, 2011 at 8:49pm
Picked up two bottles from Petrol station opposite Solebre today. €15 a bottle.  Note on side of small Repsol Van parked near to the Gas Mans last "Under Bridge" spot in Tortosa gives other locations to pick up bottles from.

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by hazelnut on May 6th, 2011 at 6:56am
Hi Rob

What Happened to €13:50 for a refill has it been that long since I bought a refill?

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by nen on May 6th, 2011 at 9:45am

wrote on May 6th, 2011 at 6:56am:
Hi Rob

What Happened to €13:50 for a refill has it been that long since I bought a refill?

well nutty ....the garage as to make some profit lol,,,,,and yes nutty i think it is ME GOING MAD  ;D ...thank you ebrorob for the info we didnt think to look on the van ::) now i know its me going mad  ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by Tony on May 6th, 2011 at 10:02am
Ours costs 14€, and its delivered.

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by ebrorob on May 6th, 2011 at 2:19pm
Can we buy them from you then Tony? Say at 30 centimos above the price you pay? could be a nice little earner!   ;)

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by ebrorob on May 6th, 2011 at 2:25pm
Nen is right Stuart,the Garage is just acting as a Repsol agent so there is a commission to pay. :(
Anyway,looks like its going to be cheaper for all of us local to Alfara,if i can get Tony to start selling it  ::)

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by Ebrovoice on May 6th, 2011 at 7:21pm
How do you arrange to get Repsol to deliver to your home, seeing the Repsol office has closed in Tortosa?
any help or assitance in this matter would be much appreciated seeing I can't gad about with my charges. Besides when "him indoors" wheelchair is in and Ma, there isn't room for gas bottles on mass.

This is no wind up I need advice please. Thanks Rosie

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by Bigyin on May 6th, 2011 at 10:44pm
Depends where you live.  You can buy direct from the depot in Amposta.  The filling station at the co-operative in Santa Barbara also sells them.

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by Tony on May 7th, 2011 at 10:41am
Knowing your situation Rosie I wish I could help but the truth is there are no tricks or ways to arrange for delivery as far as I know.  We just happen to live at the side of a main road and when the Repsol truck comes up to supply the village I stick my canisters out at the side of the road and he stops and changes them.

So, if the Repsol office is closed, how does one renew the contract when it is due ?  Must try and use my Spanish more and ask the lorry driver, if I can get myself understood.

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by Ritaratbag on May 7th, 2011 at 11:08am
Rosie,
Maybe it would be easier now for you to go to the village, on the day, when the gas delivery man is in Jesus, delivering to the village houses there.
You could probably meet him by the Adjuntament or Hospital?

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by Michael on May 7th, 2011 at 8:06pm
I couldn't persuade the gas man in Jesus to deliver to my place (1km from the centre of Jesus) as he considered it to be too far into the 'campo'.  Another contender for 'Catalan customer satisfaction obsessed businessman of the year award' me thinks!  (Perhaps we could list more contenders for this prestigious award in a separate thread.)  (Then again it seems a shame to use up so much cyber-space.)

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by Nobrot on May 7th, 2011 at 8:24pm

Michael wrote on May 7th, 2011 at 8:06pm:
I couldn't persuade the gas man in Jesus to deliver to my place (1km from the centre of Jesus) as he considered it to be too far into the 'campo'.  Another contender for 'Catalan customer satisfaction obsessed businessman of the year award' me thinks!  (Perhaps we could list more contenders for this prestigious award in a separate thread.)  (Then again it seems a shame to use up so much cyber-space.)

Quite agree.....we could have one post for ' Utter Jobsworth/Tw&t ' and one for ' All round general Good Egg ' with the latter obviously not intended for any advertising purposes whatsoever.

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by Ebrovoice on May 8th, 2011 at 12:32am
Thanks Rita will seek him out. Thanks for the advice. But I have seen him coming down Terrer Roig past our streets.

Is Amposta the nearest Repsol office_
I know when they inspected our gas in 2005 they gave us te choice as to whether we wanted home deliveries. Damn, wish I had chosen it way back then.

Rosie :-?

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by Ritaratbag on May 8th, 2011 at 3:36pm
Wonder if the gas man travels up Terre Roig, on his way to Alfara?
Maybe we could find out what day and time of the week?
Heard today that the bottles do cost 15 euros, now.

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by hazelnut on May 8th, 2011 at 4:43pm
What happened to gas subsidies? Buy em off Tony!!

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by cactus jack on May 8th, 2011 at 11:38pm
If you ever read a local or national paper then you would have heard several weeks ago that all national subsidies were being stopped, and so would have made sure that all your bottles were full.
Never mind its dearer in good old england  :)

Title: Re: Gas man
Post by John on May 14th, 2011 at 8:43pm

cactus jack wrote on May 8th, 2011 at 11:38pm:
If you ever read a local or national paper then you would have heard several weeks ago that all national subsidies were being stopped, and so would have made sure that all your bottles were full.
Never mind its dearer in good old england  :)



I bought a 6kg bottle of gas in the UK 2 weeks ago for my motorhome. it cost £17 (19.50 Euros). the bigger bottles work out a bit cheaper per kg of gas but they won't fit into the gas locker  :(

There is a Repsol agent in Gandesa where we collect our bottles from. Last time we got one it was about 13.5 Euros but that was some time ago. We only run a gas light and two ring cooker off it. :)

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