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Melendy to lead NPGA Benchmarking Council

January 16, 2013 - By

Russell Melendy, co-owner of Coker Fuel Inc. in Wauchula, Fla., was elected Jan. 12 as steering committee chairman of NPGA's Benchmarking Council. read more

Crystal Flash Energy purchases western Michigan retailer

January 16, 2013 - By

Crystal Flash Energy has acquired Heartland Propane LLC, a retailer based in Grand Rapids, Mich., that gives the company better access to the region. read more

Trade show roles changing in modern business landscape

January 14, 2013 - By

Handshakes are out and thank-you emails are in. As the world quickly digitizes, more business is taking place online and in newer forms. Fewer transactions, meanwhile, are being made in person. The shift in where business takes place has an impact on a number of levels, but perhaps none more so than trade shows and other in-person events. The propane... read more

A look ahead to Midwest

January 14, 2013 - By

There’s no denying trade show attendance across all industries has largely been down over the last few years. The Midwest Propane Gas Convention’s attendance is no different, as it has declined 60 percent from 2008, when it drew 812 attendees, to 2012, when 320 people visited Indianapolis. We recently caught up with David Lowe, the Midwest show’s chairman, to find... read more

Time to refocus on the residential market

January 14, 2013 - By

Reversing the propane industry’s 25 percent gallon decline over the last 10-plus years is getting a lot of attention. read more

Propane shortage prompts state of emergency in Arizona

January 14, 2013 - By

Gov. Janice Brewer, R-Ariz., declared a state of emergency for her state Jan. 11 because of severe winter storm conditions this month and a related propane shortage. According to the declaration Brewer issued, private-sector efforts to respond to the propane shortage have been stymied by hours of service regulations that limit the number of hours truckers who supply propane can... read more

Propane technology advances to cattle ranches

January 11, 2013 - By

Maintaining far-flung wells and ponds is much more efficient because of a new propane-based pumping and control system developed by Remote Well Solutions (RWS). read more

Moving ahead means embracing today’s technology

January 11, 2013 - By

Many propane marketers have yet to embrace any modern-day technology across all aspects of their operations. read more

Propane generators help meet demand after storms like Sandy

January 11, 2013 - By

Hurricane Sandy’s destructive path underlined the importance to consumers of permanent standby and portable propane generators. read more

Targa continues to expand terminal, propane export capabilities

January 11, 2013 - By

Targa Resources Partners LP announced this week that it has acquired additional property on the Houston Ship Channel. read more