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5 Things You Should Know About Renewable Natural Gas

on Jan 7, 2021

Renewable natural gas (RNG) is a viable alternative that is becoming more prevalent across the US and the world. Here are some important points that everyone should understand about how this form of clean energy is produced and used. What is renewable natural gas? Renewable natural gas (RNG), or biomethane, is a specific form of biogas (gas derived from natural...

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What Happens During a Gas Line Inspection

on Dec 3, 2020

If you rely on natural gas to power your Arizona RV or apartment property, the AZCC requires that you get an annual gas line inspection that meets specific state regulations. All homeowners are also required to get regular inspections. Here’s what you need to know about gas pipe safety and inspections. About Natural Gas in the Home Pipelines deliver gas to our homes...

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What Factors Affect Natural Gas Prices?

on Jul 2, 2020

Before we begin to discuss what different factors affect natural gas prices, let’s talk about what makes up natural gas prices in the first place. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there are two main components that make up natural gas prices, and these prices will always include various taxes and fees: 1. Commodity cost. This is the actual...

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Can Natural Gas Lines Get Clogged and Blocked?

on Jun 4, 2020

In short, yes they can. While gas leaks are more common, just like water lines, natural gas lines can get clogged and blocked for many different reasons, the most common being: Natural substances: Dirt, debris, and especially insects can make their way into gas pipelines through even the smallest spaces. Water: When a natural gas line is buried underground, water...

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Is replacing a furnace with a heat pump a good idea?

on Jan 2, 2020

Furnaces are the most popular residential heating system in the U.S because they are effective, long-lasting, and can warm a house in even the coldest conditions. However, despite their durability, there will eventually come a time that your furnace will need replacing, and it’s worth doing your due diligence and looking into all the available options rather...

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10 Commonly Asked Questions about Natural Gas

on Nov 7, 2019

  What is natural gas? Natural gas—the earth’s cleanest fossil fuel—is used extensively in residential, commercial and industrial applications, mainly for generating electricity and heat. Natural gas is actually a mixture of gases which are rich in hydrocarbons. However, natural gas is not used in its pure form; before consumption, it must be processed and...

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Propane vs Natural Gas: Differences and Similarities

on Oct 3, 2019

Gas is the number one consumer energy choice for heating homes and businesses. However, the term ‘gas’ is sometimes used without defining if it is natural gas or propane. While both fuels are very similar, they are not identical. There are many differences between the fuel sources, from their source, to physical properties, to costs. Here we dig a bit deeper into...

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Gas safety: Natural gas explosions are too common

on Sep 4, 2019

It’s been almost a year since the September 13, 2018 gas explosion in Boston, MA that killed one person and forced the evacuation of 30,000 people from their homes. The series of explosions and fires affected approximately forty homes. The cause was determined to be excessive pressure in natural gas lines owned by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts. Since then, utility...

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Electricity Vs Natural Gas: Which is greener?

on Aug 1, 2019

Do you give much thought to fuel source when installing appliances, upgrading outdoor appliances, or plumbing a new Arizona business or home? Homes require a source of energy for heating, cooling, appliances and more. No means currently exists to generate all our power from renewable sources. That means all the energy used in our homes will have some form of impact...

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Is your backyard summer ready?

on Jul 4, 2019

Are you tired of your drab backyard and pool area that doesn’t quite keep up with the Jones’? It’s not too late to get your backyard into pristine condition. With a little help from RP Gas Piping, you can transform your boring backyard into a beautiful oasis where you can sit and sip a glass of wine while entertaining guests or watching the kids have fun in the...

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Choosing the right outdoor grill for your Arizona home

on Jun 6, 2019

  In Arizona we’re blessed with outdoor grilling weather almost year round. Unlike our northern counterparts, we don’t have to worry about frigid temperatures or snow putting paid to winter patio plans! Summer on the horizon means even more dinners cooked on the outside grill rather than over a hot stove indoors. Outdoor grilling is an Arizona lifestyle. Can...

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Do You Know If You Have Natural Gas Lines On Your Property?

on Apr 4, 2019

Did you know, private/house gas lines after the gas meter on your property or place of business in Arizona are your responsibility to inspect, maintain and repair, not the gas companies? Most homeowners and business owners will be aware of whether or not there is a natural gas supply and meter to their home, but many do not know the number of and where the actual gas lines are located on their property, or if they are underground or above ground.

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3 Reasons It’s Important To Schedule An Annual Inspection Of Your Master Gas Meter

on Mar 5, 2019

Have you had your Natural Gas Master Meter inspected recently in Arizona? Your master meter gas system supplies two or more buildings, or multiple units inside one building. Master meter systems allow a multi-tenant property to bill tenants for individual measured utility usage. Note, it’s the property owner’s responsibility to make any repairs to the...

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What The AZCC Master Gas Meter Policy Means For You

on Feb 19, 2019

There are new policies concerning natural gas master meter systems that may affect you in Arizona. In November 2018 the Arizona Corporation Commission voted to approve and adopt a new policy regarding natural and propane gas master meter systems throughout the state. The policy requires that all master meter systems upgrade their pipes to bring them into compliance...

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4 Reasons You Can Trust RP Gas Piping

on Feb 4, 2019

At RP Gas Piping, we know there are many companies to choose from. And we believe we stand out from the rest. Our commitment to safety, our proven results, and our specialized expertise are just some of the reasons you can trust RP Gas Piping. Still not sure? Well, we’d like to convince you. 1. Specialized Expertise Some companies like to try to do everything. But...

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A Phoenix-area resident’s guide to project permits

on Nov 20, 2018

By Rosie Romero Special for The Republic | azcentral.com Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:37 PM So you’re adding a fireplace. You’re running a gas line out to your backyard grill. You’re adding a bedroom onto the back of the house or turning a garage into an office. You need a permit for these projects. That may seem obvious, but what about some of those other jobs that seem...

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What is Blue Stake?

on Oct 31, 2018

Blue Staking is the act of marking underground infrastructure and facilities, such as electric, gas,  water, telephone and cable lines, to prevent them from being damaged during any digging or excavation activities. It is a state law that all underground facilities must be marked before any digging or excavation starts. Arizona 811, previously known as Arizona Blue...

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PLEASE research your contractor before you hire!

on Oct 17, 2018

I am going to go on a little rant here as an advocate for my customers … I am tired of seeing people being taken advantage of in my industry. I have been in the natural gas plumbing and pipeline industry in Phoenix, Arizona for the last 7 years. My background is owning/operating businesses and working with customers and employees. I have been able to build a...

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Natural Gas Emergency Response Team

on Sep 5, 2018

RP Gas Piping is one of Arizona’s most qualified and efficient Natural Gas Contractors with a natural gas emergency response team that is ready to respond quickly and effectively when customers need service safely restored. RP Gas Piping is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and staffed by experts who receive specialized training in responding to natural gas...

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Natural Gas Installations – New Construction vs. Retrofitting

on Jul 31, 2014

New construction with natural gas: Natural Gas piping into a new facility is normally routed to the new building underground with natural gas plumbing materials, by personnel that are qualified and certified gas technicians to install the pipe and pressure test it; insuring the installation meets all building codes and is installed safely.  This part of the...

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Gas Line Installations, Repairs and Inspections

on Jul 23, 2014

Every year, professional gas companies find gas piping and gas appliances that have not been properly installed. Often times this discovery is found after an explosion or fire due to improper installation by unlicensed, untrained individuals like landscape contractors, general plumbers, handymen and homeowners who have completed the work themselves. Whether you are...

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Take Proper Precautions When Digging or Completing Home Improvement Projects

on Jul 17, 2014

Below is an article that was featured on FOX 10 News on October 17th, 2013 about a women and man who were injured when their house exploded. The explosion was the result of a gas leak that occurred after the family started digging in their backyard. Peoria house explosion caused by natural gas leak Posted: October 17, 2013 4:15 PM MST Updated: October 22, 2013 4:16...

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Who regulates natural gas and liquid propane industry?

on Jul 9, 2014

Have you ever wondered who regulates the natural gas and liquid propane industry? The best answer is “lots of people.” Anything relating to drilling, processing, refining and transporting oil and gas is regulated by numerous federal, state, county and city agencies. Below is a small sample of the agencies who are directly involved with the natural gas and liquid...

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