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PERC drops Andersen

June 1, 2002 - By

The fallout from the largest bankruptcy in American history has touched the propane industry. The Propane Education & Research Council has notified the once-prestigious national accounting firm Arthur Andersen that its contract will not be renewed at the end of 2002. read more

Safety Roadmap: Leadership shows the way

June 1, 2002 - By

There is an old saying that goes something like this: "If you don't know where you are going - all roads will take you there." read more

Sale price isn’t the only money issue

June 1, 2002 - By

Inexperienced buyers and sellers of propane businesses often lose interest in the details of the transaction once they have signed the letter of intent or term sheet that outlines the broad terms of the deal. Even smart, successful businessmen fall into this practice because they don't deal with the consternation of buying and selling businesses every day. read more

The smartest investment you can make

June 1, 2002 - By

Don't you wish your stockbroker could guarantee you a 30 percent or better return on your money year after year? If that were the case, you'd be crazy not to invest! read more

Propane incentives aplenty in national energy policy

June 1, 2002 - By

Tax credits and grants to encourage propane use have cleared both houses of Congress. A conference committee is trying to resolve differences between the Energy Policy Act of 2002 the Senate passed recently and a different version the House passed last summer. read more

Propane promotion

June 1, 2002 - By

Fifteen years ago, the propane industry thought it was doing a major advertising push by collecting $1 million in voluntary contributions from marketers to run television commercials during the NFL Game of the Week. read more

Don’t get burned

June 1, 2002 - By

There has always been at least a mild chafing from the ties that bind propane marketers to the safety forces that protect the thousands of small communities across the nation. read more