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Vital Signs

September 1, 2008 - By

A consortium of oil pipeline and storage companies plans to invest $1.8 billion to build the United States' second deepwater oil import terminal in Texas, the companies announced Aug. 18. read more

Propane Plus

September 1, 2008 - By

The propane industry loves to give services away, but it can't afford to anymore. That's Tim Johnson's belief. read more

Sales tools close at hand

September 1, 2008 - By

Don't pass up some of the best marketing tools in the energy industry by ignoring the creative work that the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has produced with your assessment dollars. You have already paid for them, so why not use them? Here are some of my favorites. read more

Court limits punitive awards

September 1, 2008 - By

The U.S. Supreme Court has finally weighed in on the limits of punitive damages that may be assessed in its recent ruling in the historical Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker case. read more

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Heightened awareness

September 1, 2008 - By

I've been bitten by the bug of ballooning, says John Garcia, sales manager for Nelson-Putman, a Texas propane dealer. When the pilot fires up the burner and you hear the roar of the propane, it shouts energy. read more

Uncertainty reigns

September 1, 2008 - By

As the waning summer waxed into fall, uncertainty was the watchword among industry experts asked what this winter will bring. read more

DataPoints

September 1, 2008 - By

The forum was created to promote LP gas and to exchange ideas to help grow the industry. read more

Ad campaign cutbacks loom

September 1, 2008 - By

Top propane officials already are bracing for the federal government to step in and Whack the industry's high-profile, multi-million dollar consumer ad campaign sometime in 2009. read more

Fire in the newsroom

September 1, 2008 - By

I'm not sure what concerns me more about propane accident stories in the news – the apathy of the public or the apathy of some propane marketers. read more

The vital few and trivial many

September 1, 2008 - By

In the early 1900s, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto developed a mathematical formula to describe the uneven distribution of income and wealth in Switzerland. read more