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No reassembly required with CSST fitting

December 27, 2013 - By

Omega Flex Inc.’s AutoSnap straight corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) fittings do not require any fitting disassembly or reassembly to the TracPipe CounterStrike CSST. Assembly is possible by simply twisting, snapping and tightening, according to Omega Flex. The procedure is designed to simplify installation and save time. AutoSnap is manufactured from brass and features a metal-to-metal cup seal without any... read more

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Safe Cylinders Inc. to market Time Technoplast LP gas composite cylinders

December 26, 2013 - By

Time Technoplast Ltd., an India-based LP gas composite cylinder manufacturer, has appointed Safe Cylinders Inc. of Sarasota, Fla., as the exclusive marketing company for its cylinders in North America, the Caribbean, Bermuda, the Bahamas and Mexico, Safe Cylinders Inc. announced. The company will initially offer cylinders in three sizes – 5 pounds, 11 pounds and 22 pounds. According to Safe... read more

Ferrellgas acquires Motor Propane Service

December 23, 2013 - By

Ferrellgas Partners LP has acquired Motor Propane Service, an independent propane company with locations in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, Wis., the national retailer announced. It is Ferrellgas’ second acquisition in its fiscal year that began Aug. 1, joining the company’s November purchase of KanGas Corp. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ferrellgas has more than 50 locations across Wisconsin,... read more

Kinder Morgan, Targa partner to expand fractionation capacity in Texas

December 20, 2013 - By

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and Targa Resources Partners LP signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture to construct new natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation facilities at Mont Belvieu, Texas, to provide services for producers in the Utica and Marcellus shales. To allow producers and shippers sufficient time to assess their Gulf Coast fractionation and pipeline needs,... read more

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PGANE: Same-day emergency response efforts serve as reminder of training’s value

December 20, 2013 - By

A propane tanker crash and a bobtail rollover both occurred Dec. 18 in New Hampshire, but, according to the Propane Gas Association of New England (PGANE), propane industry responders were immediately at both scenes assisting authorities, helping to coordinate the safe removal of the vehicles and propane, and helping to minimize hazards to the public. PGANE, which issued a statement... read more

Magnum NGLs adding underground propane storage in West

December 19, 2013 - By

A Utah company is looking to make solution-mined salt-cavern storage a solution for customers needing propane supply in the West. Magnum NGLs has undertaken a project that will add 500,000 barrels of underground propane storage in central Utah, says Brady Flamm, the company’s vice president of business development. The natural gas liquids (NGL) storage project, which involves drilling into a... read more

State of the Industry: Exploring engine fuel opportunities

December 19, 2013 - By

When planning the survey questionnaires for our 2011 and 2012 State of the Industry projects, we couldn’t ignore the dismal condition of our country – impacting propane retailers and all other Americans. Retailer responses were to the point. The economy, congressional performance, presidential leadership and haphazard national energy policy were among critical issues retailers expected to hurt business. And, when... read more

Assessing conversational competence helps drive business

December 19, 2013 - By

Looking back to the past while driving a business into tomorrow is like cruising down the highway using only a rearview mirror. Most business executives can generate myriad financial and operational reports to be debated and deliberated in a series of endless management meetings. As the economy tanks, business leaders use these reports to trim overhead, shutter stores and lay... read more

Kinder Morgan to develop pipeline between Ohio and Ontario

December 17, 2013 - By

Kinder Morgan Cochin LLC, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, signed a letter of intent with Nova Chemicals Corp. to develop a new products pipeline from the Utica shale. Under the agreement, Kinder Morgan Cochin will develop, construct, own and operate a 210-mile, 10-inch-diameter pipeline from multiple fractionation facilities in Harrison County, Ohio, to Kinder Morgan’s Cochin Pipeline... read more

NGL Energy Partners acquires propane terminals from Keyera Energy

December 17, 2013 - By

NGL Supply Terminal Co. LLC, a subsidiary of NGL Energy Partners LP, acquired natural gas liquids (NGL) assets from Keyera Energy Inc. The assets include rail propane terminals in Albuquerque, N.M., Superior, Mont., Shelton, Wash., and Vancouver, Wash. According to a press release, the four terminals have a combined propane storage capacity of 640,000 gallons, with an ability to handle... read more