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U.S. propane gallon sales continue to fall; California retains top spot

February 20, 2014 - By

Total U.S. gallon sales of odorized propane as well as propane sold in the residential sector declined for the fifth straight year in 2012, according to the latest report from the American Petroleum Institute (API). API’s report, titled “2012 Sales of Natural Gas Liquids and Liquefied Refinery Gases,” shows total retail propane gallon sales at 7.7 billion gallons, a near... read more

Analysts: Export demand to further impact domestic propane pricing, supply

February 20, 2014 - By

With propane supply issues front and center this winter, the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) called upon two energy analysts to dissect the situation during its board meeting earlier this month in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Rusty Braziel of RBN Energy presented to an overflow crowd of about 100 attendees during the Propane Supply and Logistics Committee meeting, while Mike Sloan... read more

Solar-powered light tower features backup propane generator

February 20, 2014 - By

Magnum Power Products developed a solar-powered light tower with a backup propane-fueled system to illuminate construction jobsites. Magnum Power Products developed the light tower in cooperation with the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). According to a press release, the Magnum MLT4000S solar hybrid light tower’s LP gas-fueled backup generator keeps its batteries charged in all conditions. During the daytime,... read more

Hall of fame induction a celebration of industry’s rich history

February 20, 2014 - By

LP Gas will honor its third class of hall of fame inductees during a black-tie dinner April 11 at The Ritz-Carlton in downtown Atlanta. The induction ceremony precedes NPGA’s Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo, and the industry is welcome to join and celebrate the 2014 class. Tickets are $100 apiece and can be purchased at lpgashalloffame.eventbrite.com. Those being enshrined... read more

Ferrellgas names Numrich, Ochs as vice presidents

February 18, 2014 - By

Ferrell North America promoted Brian Numrich to vice president of inventory management and distribution. Numrich will oversee risk management, as well as pipeline and storage activity for Ferrellgas. In addition, Ferrell North America promoted Travis Ochs to vice president of supply and wholesale. Ochs will provide supply, logistics and risk management services to third-party resellers. He will also manage the procurement... read more

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MFA Oil names next CEO upon Taylor’s retirement announcement

February 18, 2014 - By

Jerry Taylor, president and CEO of MFA Oil, will retire Aug. 31, 2014. Mark Fenner, currently MFA Oil’s COO, will assume the roles of president and CEO on Sept. 1, 2014. Taylor will remain with the company to lead its investments in a few different areas. According to a press release, Taylor has been the company’s president and CEO since... read more

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Video webpage offers insights on Pump Solutions’ products

February 14, 2014 - By

Pump Solutions Group, a manufacturer of industrial pumps and flow control technologies, launched a video page on its website at www.psgdover.com/psgtv. The page offers an assortment of pump and flow control technology videos. PSG TV already features a number of videos from PSG and its brands, including Almatec, Blackmer, Ebsray, Griswold, Maag, Mouvex, Neptune, Quattroflow and Wilden – with topics... read more

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Fuel for the farming community and some Southern hospitality

February 14, 2014 - By

Propane is at Southern States’ core, but a day with the nation’s 10th-largest retailer shows how it goes far beyond fuel for the farming community. The Southern States Cooperative bobtail pulls into a driveway and comes to a stop on farmland that stretches nearly as far as the eye can see in one direction. This is Briarpatch Farms, an Oxford,... read more

Propane mower conversion kits to be available from Blossman

February 14, 2014 - By

Blossman Services Inc. is designing and manufacturing a propane mower conversion kit that it says will meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification standards. According to a press release, the conversion kits will be available online and through Blossman’s branches to landscape contractors this spring. read more

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Propane delivery: How to push into the commercial market

February 13, 2014 - By and

Knowledge, relationships cited as key to growing retail, hospitality, restaurant and educational segments for the propane industry. Residential delivery of propane has been the bread and butter for the industry and most of its marketers. However, as sales continue to lag, industry leaders looking for ways to increase the number of gallons sold are turning to what they say is... read more