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Evacuation plans required

January 1, 2008 - By

I am certain employers reading this article are aware that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires them to comply with safety procedures in regard to their employees. This is in an effort to develop and maintain safe work environments for employees across the United States. read more

Season of Giving – and Passing Key Legislation

January 1, 2008 - By

Perhaps December really is the season of miracles. For the first time in more than 30 years, Congress has passed and the president has approved an increase in the corporate average fuel economy standard (CAF?) as part of the new energy law. Congress approved the measure overwhelmingly – 314-100 in the House and 88-6 in the Senate. read more

Safety Angels Where Commerce Fears to Tread

January 1, 2008 - By

In the Frank Capra classic It's a Wonderful Life, an angel is sent down to shepherd and protect one of the flock. Through insight and intervention, Clarence the angel earns his wings by looking out for George Bailey, a man who has lost sight of his priorities and purpose. read more

Know the financial basics

January 1, 2008 - By

In this second column of a series, we address the financial fundamentals of a startup retail propane operation. This two-dimensional visual is useful in talking about the important financial components of your startup operation. read more

Under surveillance

January 1, 2008 - By

The ranch spans 40,000 acres and houses some of the largest deer in Texas. In this state, hunting is a billion-dollar industry. read more

The Industry’s Inexact Science

January 1, 2008 - By

There was no method to Sam McTier's madness. This, he admits. When it came to ridding water from a large propane container, the industry veteran tried just about everything. read more

Hybrids for the Home

January 1, 2008 - By

In the basement of a typical 35-year-old home in Boston, a propane-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) system is keeping Alex Stevenson's family cozy this winter while making enough electricity to cut his winter light bill in half. read more

Great debate for 2008

January 1, 2008 - By

There appears to be growing dissention in the ranks regarding the industry's aggressive pursuit of the untapped indoor cabinet heater market. read more

Letter to the Editor

January 1, 2008 - By

In the September 2007 issue of LP Gas, columnist Jay Johnston questioned the safety of wrapping cylinders with plastic sleeves. Sadly, Mr. Johnston recited a propane grill accident that had no apparent connection to the use of a plastic sleeve. read more

ReedGas Propane Co.

January 1, 2008 - By

When computer programs streamlined for propane companies hit the market, ReedGas chose its own route. Instead of buying another company's product for its in-house programming, the southwest Louisiana propane business built its own from scratch. read more