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The cost of influence

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Propane industry leaders are pressing hard for personal contributions from the rank and file to help finance the election campaigns of select candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. read more

A Deere of a propane engine

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A lean-burning, 74-horsepower propane engine developed by engineers at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, demonstrates a low-emissions alternative to diesel power. read more

Revving up propane engines

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Propane-powered engines designed for agricultural operations are being positioned to fuel the farming communities that are being pressed to meet increasingly stringent air quality standards. read more

Hot stuff

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Farmers who flame-broil the weeds infesting their fields and orchards are finding that this method is safer for the environment and at the same time more cost-effective than chemical defoliants and pesticides. read more

Down on the farm

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Probably every propane dealer knows a veteran industry colleague who has converted a standard farm tractor to run on propane. Or perhaps you've even done this work yourself. read more

Pipeline spills, leaks and terrorist attacks

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Pipeline operators may soon be required to guard against terrorist attacks as well as leaks and spills. read more

Does your business have too little debt?

July 1, 2002 - By

On occasion, having too little debt can be bad for your business. If that seems crazy, take a look at the following case study and decide for yourself. read more

Cashing out from employee ownership

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The success of most every propane retailer can be traced to the hard-working, dedicated men and women who daily service customers on the front lines of those businesses. read more

Zen and the art of propane safety

July 1, 2002 - By

You won't find the word Zen in most dictionaries. I finally found it in the Random House Word Menu: Zen – "The practice of self- discipline and meditation to achieve direct spiritual enlightenment... seeking intuitive illumination read more

Propane heaters, burners hatching new opportunities in poultry house applications

July 1, 2002 - By

P ropane remains the primary fuel for drying and ripening crops, but poultry producers are busy hatching assorted technological innovations that take advantage of its heat-generating properties. Since 90 percent of the propane used is converted directly to energy, it presents enticing economic incentives for expanding its barnyard applications. read more