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MFA Oil expands into Georgia

October 31, 2014 - By

MFA Oil Co. acquired Georgia LP Gas Co., a propane retailer based in Manchester, Ga. According to a press release, Georgia LP Gas services customers in east-central Georgia. Georgia LP Gas represents MFA Oil’s first propane operation in the state of Georgia. MFA Oil says the acquisition is the second of its current fiscal year and its 17th in the... read more

Propane autogas helps medical transport company grow

October 31, 2014 - By

Willamette Valley Medical Transport, which converted 14 vehicles to propane autogas from gasoline, reports saving an average of $60,000 per year in fuel cost. read more

RH Peterson Co. buys propane-powered delivery truck

October 30, 2014 - By

The Robert H. Peterson Co., manufacturer of home products that range from vent-free gas logs to gas grills, added to its fleet a propane-fueled 2015 S2G Box Truck from Freightliner. The company is using the truck to make deliveries in Southern California, servicing routes up to 300 miles. read more

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Autogas fuel tank made to fit in vehicle’s spare tire space

October 30, 2014 - By

Worthington Industries developed a doughnut-shaped autogas fuel tank that fits in the spare tire space of a car or pickup truck. According to Worthington, the tank is American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) approved. In fact, the company says eight models of the tank are ASME certified. Worthington anticipates the tanks’ diversity will provide an opportunity for more vehicles to... read more

In the Know: Can propane autogas revive the industry?

October 30, 2014 - By , , and

In the Know is a monthly partnership between LP Gas magazine and Propane Resources. Our focus this month is on propane autogas, addressed by supply and risk management experts Jim Miller, Obie Dixon and Marty Lerum. Q. Is the propane autogas market the answer to revive our industry and grow off-season demand or is there too much skepticism about the... read more

PERC creates tools that calculate the cost of using propane

October 28, 2014 - By

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) created a set of tools to make it easy to calculate the cost of using propane in the agriculture, commercial landscape, and on-road fleet markets. The three tools — Propane Irrigation Engine Calculator, Propane Mower Calculator, and Propane Autogas Calculator — estimate potential fuel savings and return on investment when using propane instead... read more

Model home showcases propane power at Greenbuild event

October 27, 2014 - By

Appliances and whole-home energy systems that use propane were in the spotlight at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, which took place last week in New Orleans. The event featured a 1,550 square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath modular Greenbuild LivingHome that included a propane-powered tankless water heater, oven/range and backup generator. The Propane Education & Research Council served as the... read more

Williams Partners, Access Midstream Partners to merge

October 26, 2014 - By

Williams Partners and Access Midstream Partners have agreed to merge, according to a press release outlining the deal. Expected to close in early 2015, the merged master limited partnership (MLP) will become known as Williams Partners LP, with headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., and major offices in Oklahoma City, Houston, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The merged MLP... read more

Strategic account manager named for Fisher equipment

October 24, 2014 - By

  Emerson Process Management named Dusty Mathis strategic account manager for Fisher LP gas equipment. According to a press release, Mathis is tasked with growing relationships and supporting Fisher’s LP gas customers. He joins Fisher from the industrial wire and cable industry, where he had been managing accounts for seven years. read more

Tree service company turns to autogas

October 24, 2014 - By

Asplundh, a Philadelphia area-based company that provides tree services to utilities and municipalities, adopted propane autogas for some of its medium-duty trucks. According to a press release, Asplundh currently has two Ford F-650 trucks with Roush CleanTech autogas fuel systems. The company says its most complex unit is a bucket truck equipped with a 58-ft. aerial lift that is operating... read more