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Red-hot steel marketplace sends tank prices surging

September 1, 2004 - By

Customers routinely expect their propane tanks to have an attractive finish and be functionally up-to-date. Yet setting new tanks can be most unsettling as surging raw material costs amid a red-hot worldwide steel market are pumping up the prices you pay for storage vessels of all sizes. read more

Who goes there?

September 1, 2004 - By

The passing of Labor Day signals the end of summer and the time to beef up your work force for the rigors of another busy winter heating season. You post your trusty "Now Hiring" or "Drivers Wanted" sign outside for passing traffic to see, and maybe drop a few bucks to run a classified ad in the local newspaper. It's a simple routine that has worked for years. read more

Winter worries

September 1, 2004 - By

Unseasonal weather and growing residential demand will again be key factors in the upcoming winter supply season, but record crude oil prices this summer also should be factored into this year's equation. read more

So, you want to make more money

September 1, 2004 - By

There's nothing un-American about wanting to make more money. How you do it could be an issue in these times of corrupt executives, but the desire is American. Why you want to do it is not an issue; maybe it's to get rich or support a favorite charity. read more

Motor fuel remains a distant second

September 1, 2004 - By

Without considerable advances in alternative fuel and vehicle technology . . . it is unlikely that any fuel will replace petroleum-based fuels in the near future. read more

Open house markets products, safety

September 1, 2004 - By

The program was powerful, compelling and raw to the point of prevention. read more