Inergy L.P. names president, announces other promotions, changes

September 28, 2012 - By

R. Brooks Sherman Jr. was promoted to president of Inergy L.P. in a series of promotions and organizational changes within the partnership and Inergy Midstream. read more

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CEO of AmeriGas’ parent company to retire in 2013

September 28, 2012 - By

Lon R. Greenberg intends to retire as CEO of UGI Corp. in the spring of 2013, the parent company of AmeriGas Propane announced. read more

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Nebraska association mourns passing of longtime member

September 27, 2012 - By

Mike Thurston, a salesperson with Fairbank Equipment and a longtime member of the Nebraska Propane Gas Association, died suddenly on Sept. 20. read more

The 80/20 rule

September 25, 2012 - By

When we plotted our propane sales on an Excel spreadsheet a few years ago, we were very surprised at what we discovered: 85 percent of our business was home heating and 15 percent was everything else. The “everything else” included temporary construction heat, a small amount of forklift cylinder delivery, some single small appliance use (stove or dryer) and various... read more

Impact of last year’s winter hampering heating-season prep

September 21, 2012 - By

A key industry wholesaler reports that the amount of propane prebuys typically transacted by mid-August has been slashed in half – a management strategy that’s fraught with peril should a bitterly cold winter ensue. “People remember what happened last year, and this summer they were still pulling their prebuy from last year,” says the supplier, requesting anonymity because of the... read more

Increased demand leads Hawaiian company to make gain in storage capacity

September 21, 2012 - By

A propane provider in Hawaii known as The Gas Company has experienced a 25 percent boost in capacity by adding 180,000 gallons of storage on the island of Maui. “The demand for propane in Hawaii has increased over the past 10 years,” says Joseph J. Boivin Jr., the company’s senior vice president of external affairs, attributing the rise to an... read more

Autogas roadshow stops in Mississippi

September 21, 2012 - By

The Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program launched the second leg of its educational roadshow series Thursday with the Mississippi Propane Autogas Roadshow in Jackson, Miss. The Mississippi Development Authority hosted the roadshow at the Agricultural & Forestry Museum, where local fleets and community members were welcome to test drive autogas-powered vehicles and learn from autogas experts. Among the representatives on... read more

Drought reaping parched harvest for propane’s grain-drying season

September 20, 2012 - By

Bringing to mind the poignant Dust Bowl ballads of Woody Guthrie in the 1930s, from the cornfields to the capital, comparisons are already being made regarding the potential long-term economic impact of the Great Drought of 2012. Perhaps you’ve seen television news reports featuring frightened and frustrated farmers lamenting lost revenue as they hold up way-too-small ears of corn stricken... read more

Northeast Propane Show returns, thrives in rural Massachusetts

September 20, 2012 - By

When Joe Rose took over as president of the Propane Gas Association of New England five years ago, he heard calls for a trade show in the Northeast. The National Propane Gas Association had a 14-year show presence in the region until low attendance contributed to that event’s demise in 2002. Rose answered those calls in 2010 and launched the... read more

Alabama congressman gets taste of autogas

September 19, 2012 - By

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., visited the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama on Tuesday and test-drove one of 10 propane autogas fleet vehicles that Alliance AutoGas recently helped the sheriff’s office convert. Alliance’s Mark Denton gave Rogers a hands-on look at the vehicle’s bi-fuel autogas technology, which is also powering fleets at the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industry, Alabama... read more