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NPGA board mulls move to Washington, raises fees

November 1, 2001 - By

The National Propane Gas Association's board of directors has postponed a decision to close its offices outside Chicago and relocate to Washington, D.C. It also approved a 10 percent increase in membership dues. read more

WPGA wins LPG sales tax exemption in California

November 1, 2001 - By

LP gas sold for household use and harvesting now is exempt from California sales tax. read more

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Family business success secrets

November 1, 2001 - By

Experts say two keys to fostering peace and long-range prosperity within a family business are open communications and planning for the owner's retirement. read more

Victory at long last

November 1, 2001 - By

It took 25 years and 14 bills, but the Western Propane Gas Association can justifiably crow about its recent victory to permanently exempt propane from state sales tax in California. read more

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September 11 crisis fallout continues

November 1, 2001 - By

If you haven’t received a friendly visit from the feds lately, you likely will soon. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is making rounds of almost all the nation’s hazmat carriers “to increase the level of awareness of hazardous materials carriers to terrorist threats.” read more

How do your business standards stack up?

November 1, 2001 - By

Everyone wants to know the industry standard for gallons delivered per bobtail, gallons per employee, customers per bobtail, driver compensation per mile and any other statistics they can get their hands on. read more

State requires engineer to prepare fire safety analysis

November 1, 2001 - By

Propane installations in North Carolina now must be accompanied by a fire safety analysis prepared by a registered professional engineer. read more

Mexico grants first permit to allow propane imports

November 1, 2001 - By

The Mexican government has issued its first permit to an affiliate of Penn Octane, allowing the company to import about 480 million gallons of propane each year. read more

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Summer stock build nears top, fall inventory remains very high

November 1, 2001 - By

The nation's propane inventory is 9 percent higher than this time last year, with 68.9 million barrels, according to the Energy Information Administration. The summer build was 11.2 million barrels higher than recent averages. read more