Calor secures orders against Langan Fuels Limited
Calor has secured orders against the company directors of Langan Fuels Limited for the illegal filling of Calor gas cylinders
4 October 2013
Calor, one of Ireland’s leading suppliers of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), secured orders against the company directors of Langan Fuels Limited following repeated breaches of the Court Order of 12 March, regarding the sale of Calor branded cylinders that were not filled by Calor.
Calor has with new evidence, recommenced proceedings against Langan Fuels Limited and its directors’ Gerard Langan and Breda Langan. The recommencement comes due to the continuing breach of the March 2013 order.
On 30 September, Mr Justice Kelly in the Commercial Court heard Calor’s application to restrain Langan Fuels Limited and it directors from continuing to breach the Court Order of the 12th of March 2013.
In court, Mr Justice Kelly asked Gerard Langan and Breda Langan to give personal undertakings under oath to comply with the order and to not handle or otherwise deal with Calor branded cylinders in any capacity in the future, including any future business use.
Mr Justice Kelly told the court that should the directors of Langan Fuels Limited breach their personal undertakings, an application may be made to have them sent to prison for non-compliance. Costs of the application were also awarded to Calor against the directors in their personal capacity.
Calor took the proceedings in November 2011, due to a very real concern that cylinders which were the property of Calor Gas had been illegally filled and sold to the public. The consequences of this illegal filling included a direct risk of injury to the public as a result of violations of accepted industry safety standards and misrepresentation of these cylinders as authentic Calor-filled products. An order prohibiting such actions was delivered by Mr Justice Cooke on the 12 March 2013.
In a press statement, Calor said it takes its safety and regulatory obligations concerning cylinder filling and maintenance very seriously. The company added that its recent application demonstrates further Calor’s resolve to take enforcement action against suppliers of unauthorised refilled cylinders.
What’s more, the group assured consumers purchasing LPG in Calor branded cylinders featuring Calor’s own red safety seal, that Calor has filled the cylinders in accordance with all statutory requirements and with Calor’s own safety programme.