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Who regulates natural gas and liquid propane industry?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

gas pipe signHave 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 propane industry. Each one of these agencies has hundreds of laws, rules and regulations to protect and regulate the natural gas and liquid propane industry.

1. US Environmental Protection Administration
2. US Department of Labor
3. US Department of Transportation
4. US Federal Emergency Management Agency
5. US Department of Energy
6. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
7. Federal Trade Commission
8. US Department of State
9. Internal Revenue Service
10. Department of Homeland Security
11. US Federal Power Commission
12. US Department of Agriculture
13. US Attorney’s Office
14. Arizona Corporation Commission
15. Arizona Public Service Commission
16. Arizona State Fire Marshal
17. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
18. Arizona Department of Weights & Measures
19. Arizona State Land Department
20. Arizona Register of Contractors
21. Arizona Attorney Generals Office
22. Maricopa County Planning & Zoning
23. Maricopa County Attorneys Office
24. Maricopa County Fire Districts
25. City of Phoenix Planning and Zoning Department
26. City of Phoenix Fire Department
27. Phoenix City Attorneys Office

Gas PipesThis is why it is very important to work with an experience company when it comes to completing your natural gas or liquid propane project. An experienced company, such as RP Gas Companies located in Phoenix, Arizona, is familiar with all the laws, rules and regulations needed to manage projects of all shapes and sizes. As a recognized leader of quality, accountability and professionalism that will save both homeowners and contracts time and money. Contact RP Companies today!

What is Blue Stake?

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Blue StakeArizona Blue Stake performs excavation information services and stakeholder education designed to provide for public safety and underground equipment damage prevention in accordance with the state requirements. Blue Stake works with homeowners, professional excavators, facility owners and operators, designers and landscapers throughout the state of Arizona to identify telecommunication, electric or gas distribution lines. By visiting their website at, an individual or a business can create an online ticket with Blue Stake to identify areas of concern on a property before any digging or construction occurs. The service is free and is required to be complete before any excavation projects can begin. Once a ticket has been created with Arizona Blue State, a facility owner or operator in the area will either mark their underground facilities or indicate a status of “No Conflict” at the property. Once the property has been marked or “blue staked,” then the homeowner or business can begin their excavating project and address the areas of concern.

Blue Stake ColorsIt is important to remember that an individual or company that will be digging on a property can be held civilly liable for all damages and may be prosecuted for any criminal violations. In short, this means that any person that digs a trench or hole without clearing it with Arizona Blue Stake could end up paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, damages, judgments and even serve time in prison.

That is why is it very important to contact a professional before you complete any projects. RP Companies is Arizona’s number one contractor for all your electrical, gas and telecommunication services. They have the staff, equipment and experience to complete all types of projects while staying in compliance with all applicable city and state ordinances. Call RP Companies at 602-252-1635 to discuss your next project.

Electricity To Your Light Bulb

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

How many times a day do you flip a light switch on or off? We all know the answer to that… many, many times. Have you ever wondered what happens between point A and point B to get the electricity from its source to the light bulb?

Light BulbFirst, an Electrical Generating Plant must be built to harness the electricity needed for the surrounding area. Once the power plant is built, the electric distribution power lines will move the electricity from the power plant to a building using an aboveground or underground electric power line. When the power line is connected to a building, an electrician will install wires going to every outlet, light fixture and light switch. Finally, you can flip a light switch and a light will turn on.

RP Companies is a full service electrical contractor that specializes in getting electricity from the source to your light bulb. They can complete everything from building an electrical generating plant, to running the distribution power lines, to connecting the power lines to a building. They have the equipment and skilled manpower to provide a project with all aspects of the installation from the underground to all the above ground electrical services.

electriciansRP Companies electrical division offers the following services: new construction, aerial and burial, duct banks, load centers, services pedestals, solar systems, cable placements, distribution centers, grounding, emergency repairs, electrical trouble shooting, interior and exterior lighting, lighting retro fits, remodel and tenant improvements, 24-hours service, backup generators installation, critical power, equipment hookups, electrical preventative maintenance and code compliance and upgrades.

Contact RP Companies today at 602-252-1635 for all your electrical needs. They maintain the crews and equipment to meet your electrical and construction needs.

RP Companies Electrical Division – Your Turnkey Electrical Contractor

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

RP Companies is Arizona’s number one choice for all your electrical needs. As a complete turnkey electrical contractor, we have the support and team to address your electrical goals and vision. Our electrical division consists of experts in electrical construction with a specific knowledge of electrical systems as they relate to residential and commercial projects. Our electricians have a working knowledge of standard wiring practices, the National Electrical Code (NEC) and a basic knowledge of the equipment used in commercial applications, industrial processes and environmental controls.

Electrical CompanyRP Companies takes pride in being a progressive electrical contracting company specializing in design/build, commercial and industrial projects. We are very proud of our outstanding experience and expertise in all aspects of electrical construction and in our ability to complete a project on time and within budget, better serving our Arizona customers.

RP Companies electrical division consists of 3 different types of contractors:

  1. ”Outside” or “line” electrical contractors. These contractors are responsible for high-voltage power transmission and distribution lines. They build and maintain the infrastructure required to transport electricity generated at a power plant through a series of high-voltage lines and substations before it is used to power facilities, buildings and homes.
  2. “Inside” electrical contractors. These contractors provide electricity to any structure within a property’s boundary lines, including outdoor lighting or substations. Under current construction specification guidelines, “inside” electrical contractors can serve as prime contractors for all electrical and cabling design, installation, and maintenance for commercial, institutional, and residential buildings. Projects also include Database Centers/Infrastructure and Pharmaceutical Work.
  3. “Integrated building systems” (IBS) or “Voice/Data/Video” (VDV) electrical contractors. These contractors work primarily with low-voltage installations such as back-up power, climate controls, wireless networks, energy-efficient lighting, telecommunications, fiber optics and security systems. IBS contractors are particularly skilled at integrating these system controls to work together for maximum energy efficiency and building performance.

Electrical Panel InstallationAbove all, RP Companies electrical division ensures that safety is strictly enforced at all our locations and construction sites. We are required to follow the National Electrical Code (NEC) to ensure every system works in a safe manner. This code is designed for the installation of electrical components and systems and is used to safeguard persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity.

Call RP Companies at 602-252-1635 today to learn more about the importance of electrical construction systems. Our full service company understands your basic project electrical needs and how to help you obtain your goal.

Sources: Wikipedia and National Electrical Contractors Association