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Flo-Gas acquires Glades Gas

February 12, 2013 - By

The propane operating assets of Glades Gas Co., an 84-year-old family business, has been sold to Flo-Gas Corp. read more

Appeals court ruling shields decorative hearth products

February 11, 2013 - By

A federal appeals court overturned the U.S. Department of Energy in its attempt to regulate decorative hearth products. read more

On the road with a Top 50 retailer

February 11, 2013 - By

What happens on the industry’s front lines? LP Gas editors spend two days and log hundreds of miles with Ferrellgas to find out. Day 1: Riding in a 2012 Ford F-550 service truck Headlights appear ahead in the darkness before dawn, and a Ferrellgas service truck makes its way slowly down the deserted road. This is the meeting place. A... read more

Texas retailer’s unique website is handy customer service tool

February 8, 2013 - By

On average, Steve McKay says about six customer emails come in overnight with propane-related questions and concerns. read more

Increasing residential propane sales may mean adjusting your approach

February 8, 2013 - By

Don’t let your energy competitors, mainly electricity, continue to gain market share because you have turned your back on the challenge. read more

Are you prepared for realities of litigation in CSST incidents?

February 8, 2013 - By

Much has been written in industry publications about problems associated with corrugated stainless steel tubing, which can be compromised by lightning strikes. read more

Accident-free environment leads to competitive insurance premiums

February 8, 2013 - By

The insurance industry has had its ups and downs, and the past is littered with insurance companies that failed to make a profit insuring propane marketers. read more

Wall ovens recalled due to fire hazard

February 8, 2013 - By

Prizer Painter Stove Works has recalled three BlueStar residential wall oven models that are designed for use with liquid propane or natural gas. read more

Alternative fuel tax credits bring relief to hard-hit Texas schools

February 6, 2013 - By

Texas school district fleets operating propane autogas buses are benefitting from recently extended alternative fuel tax credits. read more

New strategy connects propane retailers, homebuilders at local level

February 6, 2013 - By

Homebuilders are struggling. In recent years, families have chosen to stay put, choosing smaller remodeling projects rather than building their dream home off the grid. The weak economy and foundering housing market have forced builders to slash their budgets, including their participation in national trade shows. That means, says Bridget Scanlon of the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), it’s... read more