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Propane industry uniting to block shipping threats

September 19, 2012 - By

Weather. Energy competition. Consumer conservation. The economy. The propane industry has faced frequent obstacles in recent years, forcing many marketers to take action, adapt to changing times and discover new ways to grow gallons – or simply survive. But another issue has been snaking through the industry’s underbelly, with the potential to make business even more difficult for marketers. It... read more

NCPGA telling industry’s story with Propane Village

September 19, 2012 - By

From autogas and boat motors to lawn care and weed control, there are a number of exciting opportunities developing for propane. But, as the North Carolina Propane Gas Association’s (NCPGA) John Jessup says, the industry needs to raise its profile so legislators can support these opportunities and consumers can buy into them. Simply telling legislators and consumers about propane’s potential... read more

Home explosions don’t always involve negligence

September 18, 2012 - By

South Dakota confirms that an explosion does not always equal negligence. There is a well-known concept in the law that just because there is an accident or injury, it does not follow that someone was negligent. This concept was recently borne out in the South Dakota case of Cashman v. Van Dyke. In this case, Van Dyke came home on... read more

Next wave of PERC sales training has new educational options

September 18, 2012 - By

The research and development pipeline at the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is beginning to produce advanced propane technology products at a rate that warrants stronger emphasis on commercialization. In other words, selling these products in the marketplace. After an initial funding delay, the second generation of technology training, Marketer Technology and Sales Training (MTST), is being launched. One... read more

Wisconsinite launches transit business with autogas

September 18, 2012 - By

A Wisconsin entrepreneur recently launched a medical paratransit service, working with Alliance AutoGas partners Charter Fuels and The Motor Company to convert his Ford E-350 van to propane autogas. Although Tom Tarmann is currently operating part-time as he transitions to his new venture, Tarmann says he is already saving hundreds of dollars per month by running his service vehicle on... read more

How safety plays a role in profitable growth

September 17, 2012 - By

Sustainability is a big buzzword in the propane industry these days. read more

Goodrich Gas struck balance with propane, heating and air

September 17, 2012 - By

Bob Goodrich’s workday didn’t always start at 8 a.m. And, like many propane marketers, his workday didn’t always end at a convenient hour. But it’s a safe bet few marketers in propane’s 100 years ever started their days as early as Goodrich did in his first years operating Missouri-based Goodrich Gas Inc. “Bob used to wake up at 3 o’clock... read more

Inergy sees progress with long-awaited underground propane storage project

September 17, 2012 - By

Inergy is planning to move forward later this year with a large-scale propane storage project in New York that was originally scheduled for completion in 2010. read more

PERC presents at World LP Gas Forum

September 14, 2012 - By

The Propane Education & Research Council was represented at the World LP Gas Forum this week in Bali, Indonesia. read more

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Roush CleanTech, new conversion partner expand commercialization of transit shuttle buses

September 14, 2012 - By

Roush CleanTech unveiled a propane autogas fueled shuttle bus converted by its newest industry partner, Green Alternative Systems, at the 2012 BusCon Expo. read more