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Why is there a shortage of LPG patio gas bottles ?

There are two main suppliers of LPG gas that have cornered the market with takeovers and buy outs of smaller LPG gas distributors in recent years which has reduced the number of suppliers. The Coronavirus Covid-19 has created a high demand for more home use of BBQ, Pizza oven, and patio heater appliances. The gas canister or gas bottle life-cycle is such that each BBQ, pizza oven or patio heater that is purchased limits its free market availability.