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Burden of compliance

December 1, 2007 - By

Once the federal government merged nearly two dozen agencies into the new Department of Homeland Security five years ago in the name of combating terrorism, two results were inevitable – more regulations and more fees to pay for those regulations. read more

State of the Industry

December 1, 2007 - By

What are the critical challenges facing propane retailers, and how are they being addressed? read more

‘The Tool Man’ gone astray

December 1, 2007 - By

There is a badge of courage and the stamp of stupidity related to most do-it-yourselfers who dream of being Tim The Tool Man. I have worn both over the past few years taking on my share of home-improvement projects. read more

Why most propane startups fail

December 1, 2007 - By

This is the first of a two-part series on retail propane startups. I chose this topic because the launching of a new retail propane plant is and always has been a fundamental part of the retail propane industry. In a way, it is the classic American capitalistic story – that of entrepreneurs risking capital and energy to create a new business. read more

Hanging in the balance

December 1, 2007 - By

Important issues for the propane industry are near the finish line as Congress returned in December to complete its business for the year. Will they cross the finish line or run out of gas? read more

Nichols’ LP Gas Service

December 1, 2007 - By

Tom Nichols had little choice. Working in the electronics industry, he had to embrace technology and adapt to change, or the world and his competitors would pass him by. read more